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Preview: Bradford City

9 January 2015


After back-to-back home fixtures, Dale are back on the road this weekend with a trip to Bradford City’s Coral Windows Stadium.

Dale head into the encounter on the back of the excellent FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest, while the Bantams, also remain in the competition following a 3-3 draw with Milwall.

THE OPPOSITION
The home side, managed by Phil Parkinson, are unbeaten in their last ten games in all competitions. They currently sit fifth in League One on 36 points.

PRE-MATCH
Chris Beech’s pre-match interview is available to view on Dale Player. Click HERE to view it.

You can also read some of what he had to say by clicking HERE.

MATCH OFFICIALS
Referee: Gavin Ward
Assistant referees: Paul Cook and Andrew Newbold
Fourth Official: Nicholas Gibbons

LAST MEETING AT THE CORAL WINDOWS STADIUM
December 29th 2012: Bradford City 2-4 Rochdale: League Two

It was a six goal thriller when the two sides last met at the Coral Windows Stadium, with all goals being scored in the first half.

Terry Gornell opened the scoring in the 6th minute, before Alan Connell levelled from the spot thirteen minutes later. Andrew Tutte regained the lead for Dale shortly before the half hour mark and Ashley Grimes was on target with a stunning finish six minutes later. The home side netted another from the spot with 36 minutes on the clock, before Gornell ensured all three points for Dale five minutes before the interval.

You can watch all six goals from that game on our YouTube channel by clicking HERE.

Dale XI on the day: J Lillis, J Rafferty, P Edwards, R Edwards, McIntyre, P Cavanagh, J Kennedy, A Tutte, A Grimes, B Grant, T Gornell. Subs: Smith, Bennett, BBM, Putterill, Craney, Donnelly, Adebola.

TICKET INFORMATION
The match is pay on the day. You can find admission prices HERE.

FANCY A FLUTTER?
Match odds can be found HERE.

MATCH COVERAGE
Live commentary coverage of the game will be available on Dale Player, with the programme getting underway at around 2.55pm. Not got Dale Player? You can sign up HERE.

We'll also be live tweeting from the game - you can follows us at @officiallydale


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