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Bradford v Posh | Match Preview

A look ahead to the Boxing Day trip to Bradford.

24 December 2017

Bradford City v Posh
Bradford City v Posh

Tickets can be purchased on the day for the trip to Bradford City on Boxing Day.

Peterborough United make the journey to Valley Parade to face Bradford City on Boxing Day (3pm) looking to make it three wins from three in Sky Bet League One and four victories in a row in all competitions.

Grant McCann’s men moved closer to the play-off pack following a 3-0 victory over Bury at the weekend with goals from Jack Marriott and Danny Lloyd (2). Bradford suffered a 2-1 defeat at AFC Wimbledon in their last outing but remain cemented in a good position as we approach the turn of the year.

TEAM NEWS

Striker Junior Morias was named on the substitute’s bench for the game with Bury and is around three weeks ahead of schedule. He is expected to travel to Bradford, but Ricky Miller could return to the squad after illness. Jack Baldwin remains a doubt with a hamstring injury that saw him miss the weekend win.

Bradford have former Posh striker Paul Taylor in their ranks and he was on target in that defeat to AFC Wimbledon. Charlie Wyke is the club’s danger-man – the former Carlisle United front man is a powerful presence in attack and provides the perfect foil for the nimble footwork of Taylor.

MCCANN QUOTES

“Bradford are a good side, but they were beaten 2-1 at AFC Wimbledon in their last game and that shows what this league is all about. They have quality, but so do we, we will prepare in the right way, travel up on Christmas Day evening and look to assert ourselves on the game. We may have to make changes to freshen things up, which we will look at.”

FROM THE OPPOSITION

“Peterborough are a very dangerous side. I saw them in their previous away match at Fleetwood - a game they won 3-2. They have some good attacking players in their squad. Jack Marriott is the top scorer in the league and Marcus Maddison is a player who I'm sure has caught the eye of a few Championship clubs. It could be an entertaining match. We had a good game with Scunthorpe this time last year, and it will be good to be at home again on Boxing Day,” Bradford boss Stuart McCall said.

TICKET NEWS

It is likely to be a big crowd at Valley Parade with the home faithful expecting one of the largest attendances of the season. Posh fans will be accommodated in the upper tier of the TL Dallas Stand behind the goal. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the game.

Adults: £25
Seniors: 60+: £15
Students: £15
U16s: £10
U11s: £5
Ambulant/Wheelchair disabled: Relevant price with carer: FOC

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

The match referee is Darren Handley.


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