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Carabao Cup Preview: Bradford City (A)

14 September 2020

Match Previews

Carabao Cup Preview: Bradford City (A)

14 September 2020

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The Imps travel to Utilita Energy Stadium this week as they face Bradford City in midweek Carabao Cup Round Two action.

Lincoln have started the season strong, beating Crewe Alexandra 2-1 away from home to get to the Carabao Cup second round.

Home wins have also come against Oxford United and Scunthorpe United with the latter coming through a penalty shootout in the EFL Trophy.

Anthony Scully and Adam Jackson were most recently on the scoresheet for the Imps, both finding the back of the net at LNER Stadium on Saturday.

You can watch Tuesday night's game LIVE as it unfolds on We Are Imps iFollow with a match pass, click HERE to get yours now ahead of kick-off! Please note: Carabao Cup Fixtures that are not scheduled for TV will be streamed online, with one camera coverage in the UK only.

Season Ticket holders will be required to purchase a match pass for Carabao Cup fixtures.

Opposition Player's Comments

Anthony O’Connor spoke to press ahead of Tuesday night's Carabao Cup Second Round game, explaining how his side won't get complacent.

“Of course, the incentive is there to go win the game and, if we secure a victory, we will have ourselves a really good encounter against the Premier League champions," said O'Connor.

“Therefore, we will be going all out to make sure we win the game, to hopefully bring a good cup match back to Valley Parade. Despite this, we must not get complacent. We will treat this game like any other and take it as it comes.

“We need to look back at the game against Colchester, dust ourselves down, take the positives and make sure we bring them with us, come Tuesday night.”

The Opposition

Bradford City have made four recruitments over the summer with Levi Sutton becoming the first arrival in July 2020. The 23-year-old who can operate in midfield or defence spent five years as a professional with Scunthorpe United where he made 58 league appearances as well as experiencing time out on loan with North Ferriby and Harrogate Town.

Former Grimsby Town striker Billy Clarke has also arrived, returning to Bradford for a third spell. The forward scored 24 league goals in 98 appearances during his inital stay at the club between 2014 and 2017. Clarke returned in 2019 for a brief stay before signing for Plymouth Argyle.

Callum Cooke and Elliott Watt boost the midfield ranks at Utilita Energy Stadium. Cooke joins the Bantams from Peterborough United following a succesful loan spell last season with Watt also having experience at League Two level during his time with Carlisle United.

Bradford beat Bolton 2-1 in the Carabao Cup First Round with Harry Pritchard scoring the winner. Lee Novak was also on the scoresheet for the Bantams. Stuart McCall's side only managed a draw on the opening day as Colchester travelled to the Utilita Energy Stadium.

All the action will be streamed live on iFollow for City supporters who subscribe to a match pass.
Click HERE to purchase your video/audio match pass before Tuesday's game which kicks off at 7pm BST. This game is only available for domestic based supporters. 

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