The Mariners host West Yorkshire side Bradford City at Blundell Park tomorrow afternoon (kick-off 1pm) looking to get back to winning ways following Friday’s defeat at Barrow.

Town were unable to prevent a strong Barrow side from taking all three points at Holker Street on Friday afternoon after two goals from Stockton and a goal from Gotts was enough to see the hosts claim victory. Justin Obikwu scored late on for Town, his third goal of the season.

You can view Friday’s match highlights by clicking HERE.

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Top scorer Danny Rose made a return to the matchday squad on Good Friday and featured for the final fifteen minutes, meanwhile Charles Vernam was named on the bench after returning from injury. Both could be set to feature tomorrow afternoon against the Bantams.

Bradford City

These two sides last came face-to-face back in early September in front of the Sky Sports cameras when Town settled for a point at Valley Parade. The Mariners took the lead in this contest when Danny Rose grabbed the opener on the stroke of half time. Bradford looked to be ending the game with no points to show but a late goal from Gilliead ensured they rescued a point right at the last.

Bradford City are currently managed by former Scunthorpe and Salford boss Graham Alexander who joined the West Yorkshire side in November following the dismissal of Mark Hughes. Alexander managing his second League Two side this season after starting the season as head coach of MK Dons.

The Bantams come into this game having won one out of their last five league games. That win coming in their last match against Tranmere Rovers at Valley Parade, two second half goals from Bradford putting an end to their bad run of form that saw them lose four games in a row prior.

Alexander’s men have better form on their travels then they do at Valley Parade after managing seven wins from 19 games away from home, the 12th best in the league. Meanwhile their home record has seen them only claim seven wins from 21 games, a contrast to last season which saw Bradford claim their place in the League Two play-offs.

Andy Cook is Bradford City’s current top scorer with 15 goals to his name from 39 games. That number putting Cook in 10th for the League Two golden boot race.


Supporters can follow the action via our social media channels however UK & overseas supporters will be able to watch tomorrow’s match against Bradford City on Mariners TV with match passes available for £10 – they are available HERE.


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