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Bradford vs. Blackpool

Valley Parade

23/03/07

15:00

Bradford V Pool

Pool look to pile on the woe for troubled Bradford City away at Valley Parade.

Bradford Team News:

Caretaker player / manager David Wetherall has brought three new faces recently to the squad this recently, all on loan. Leicester forward Spencer Weir-Daley will be on the bench, Billy Paynter, from Southend and Watford`s Moses Ashikodi are both expected to start the game.

The gaffer with start the match, his record in charge so far reads, played 6, won 1, drawn 4 and lost 1.

Player to watch: Steven Schumacher

The former Everton trainee is the Bantams top scorer this season with 6 goals which shows why the Yorkshire side are in trouble. The Liverpool born midfielder last scored in the important 3-2 win over Bristol City.

Blackpool Team News:

Kaspars Gorkss goes away on international duty which means Michael Jackson will return to centre back. Danny Coid will switch to right back allowing new loan signing Robbie Williams to make his debut in place of the suspended Shaun Barker. Other loanee Chris Brandon is able to play as is Ben Burgess after recent injury.

Player to watch: Andy Morrell

It`s the same most weeks but it is showing how much the former Coventry forward means to the team. Coming up with the winner in the Yeovil game made Morrell Pool`s joint top scorer in the league with Scott Vernon on ten goals.

Match Facts & Stats

Pool recorded one the best home results this season against Bradford winning 4-1, Fox, Hoolahan and a Parker double, a late goal from Jermaine Johnson was a consolation, Johnson has since moved to Sheffield Wednesday.

The last visit to Bradford ended in heart ache when Joe Brown struck on 90 mins for a 1-0 win. The last win at Valley Parade was in 1995/1996 when the two side met 6 times in the season, 2 in the league, 2 games in the league cup and twice in the play-offs. Pool only managed to win the one game at Valley Parade the play-off meeting.

Ref Watch:

S J Bratt - West Midlands - Games: 21 Yellow Cards: 57 Red Cards: 4
A H Greenwood and D A McCallum
Fourth Official : C A Barker

Match Prediction:

Bradford 0 - 2 Blackpool

Next Fixtures:

Football League One Rotherham A 27-03-2007




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