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Opposition in Focus: Bradford City

Ahead of Saturday’s latest pre-season friendly, we take a look at our next opponents Bradford City…


Bradford City head into the 2018/2019 League One season under new management following the appointment of Michael Collins in June.

The former Huddersfield Town man replaced Simon Grayson following an indifferent end to the season that saw Bradford finish 11th in League One. The Bantams recorded just two wins from their final nine games, seeing them slip down the table and finish lower than the previous campaign for the first time in seven years. 

The new boss is still getting to know his players and too much can't be made of three pre-season defeats. City fans have reason to get excited ahead of the new season. The Club have made a number of shrewd signings in the transfer window with the likes of Richard O'Donnell and Josh Wright adding to a talented young squad.

Player to watch...

Nathaniel Knight-Percival

Former Shrewsbury Town Captain Nathaniel Knight-Percival joined City in the summer of 2016 having left the Shropshire-based side. A ball playing left sided defender, the centre half made 77 appearances (scoring six goals) for his former club Shrewsbury and won the Checkatrade Trophy at Wembley Stadium with Peterborough.

by Ben Groom