Countdown – Bradford City

To continue our countdown to the new season, which starts in 12 days, RoversChat will be looking at the teams that Rovers will be facing in the 2017/18 season. The first of two teams we will look at today is Bradford City…

Bradford City - Valley Parade

Name: Bradford City AFC

Manager: Stuart McCall

Ground name: Valley Parade

Capacity: 25,136

Nickname: The Bantams, The Paraders, The Citizens

Star player: Romain Vincelot

Player ins: Jake Reeves, Adam Chicksen, Joel Grodowski, Alex Gilliead, Callum Gunner, Paul Taylor, Lachlan Barr, Shay McCartan, Dominic Poleon, Tyrell Robinson

Players out: Rory McArdle, James Meredith, Mark Marshall, Stephen Darby, Billy Clarke, James King

Bradford City are a well-supported, proud club. They have spent two seasons in the Premier League (1999-2001) but recently have found it hard to get out of League One – after getting promoted in 2012/13. For the last two seasons. they have reached the League One play-off final but have lost both times. Bradford will be looking to go one better this season and get up to the Championship. However, they have lost a few of their key players, including tough tackler Rory McArdle and winger Mark Marshall. Rovers’ second away game of the season is at Valley Parade and this will provide a tough test for Tony Mowbray. Ths support at Valley Parade is one of the best in this league and, if the team respond to this success, the Bradford faithful may see some success this year.

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