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UP NEXT: Bradford City

Bradford City
vs.
Swindon Town

Bradford and Bingley Stadium

11 February 2006

3pm

Swindon Town make the journey up north this weekend to Valley Parade for a clash with 11th place Bradford City.

Vital Quotes:

“We are not getting carried away with two wins.'

“We are still having to catch up. Some of the other sides can maybe afford to lose one or two. We can’t.'

- Swindon Manager Iffy Onuora on the club's fight to avoid Relegation

Bradford City Team News:

Striker Dean Windass is available for today's match as his suspension does not start until next week. Richard Edghill broke his leg last week but Lewis Emanuel who has a thigh problem could find his way into the team as a replacement after recovering from his injury.

Player to watch: Andy Cooke/Dean Windass

Andy Cooke will take Steve Claridge's place in the Bantams starting 11 after scoring for Bradford's reserves earlier on in the week. Dean Windass may be getting on a bit, but he can still put up the numbers. He has scored 15 goals in all competition's this season. He also scored a goal against Town earlier in the season during Town's 3-2 loss at the County Ground in September.

Swindon Town Team News:

Town will be without Charlie Comyn-Platt after he injured an ankle during the victory over Doncaster last weekend and Striker Trevor Benjamin (thigh) may not be fit in time, expect Ashan Holgate to be on the bench should Benjamin not be fit. Sean O'Hanlon will play through his injury.

Player to watch: Jerel Ifil

Quite simply put, the man has been a rock. He looks a different player since the departure of manager Andy King and is now beginning to return to the Jerel Ifil of old. Ifil seems a more disciplined player now after recieving 2 red cards at the beginning of the season. Ifil has also let it be known he want's to talk about a contract extention keeping him at Swindon beyond this season.

Match Facts & Stats

Bradford City defeated Swindon Town 3-2 earlier in the season on 24th September, with Dean Windass and Steve Claridge providing the goals for the Bantams, while the departed Rory Fallon scored both goals for Town.

Ref Watch:

The Match Officials will be, A. Haines, J. Smith, R.J Booth and the 4th official will be R.J Holdsworth

Match Prediction:

It's hard to predict this one. Only 5 points seperate the two team's. The bookmaker's predict 2-1 for Bradford City however we will go with 1-1.

Next Fixtures:

Swindon Town vs Gillingham Tuesday 14th February 2006 at 7:45om at the County Ground Swindon.


Writer:Moonraker1969
Date:Saturday February 11 2006
Time: 9:30AM

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C Sheff Utd 46 30 10 6 100 45
P Bolton 46 25 11 10 86 32
3 Scunthorpe 46 24 10 12 82 26
4 Fleetwood 46 23 13 10 82 21
5 Bradford 46 20 19 7 79 19
6 Millwall 46 20 13 13 73 9
7 Southend 46 20 12 14 72 17
8 Oxford 46 20 9 17 69 13
9 Rochdale 46 19 12 15 69 9
10 Bristol Rovers 46 18 12 16 66 -2
11 Peterborough 46 17 11 18 62 0
12 MK Dons 46 16 13 17 61 2
13 Charlton 46 14 18 14 60 7
14 Walsall 46 14 16 16 58 -7
15 Wimbledon 46 13 18 15 57 -3
16 Northampton 46 14 11 21 53 -13
17 Oldham 46 12 17 17 53 -13
18 Shrewsbury 46 13 12 21 51 -17
19 Bury 46 13 11 22 50 -12
20 Gillingham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
R Port Vale 46 12 13 21 49 -25
R Swindon 46 11 11 24 44 -22
R Coventry 46 9 12 25 39 -31
R Chesterfield 46 9 10 27 37 -35
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