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MATCH PREVIEW: Newport County vs Bradford City

10 March 2023

Club News

MATCH PREVIEW: Newport County vs Bradford City

10 March 2023

Play-off position occupiers Bradford City are Saturday's opponents as we look to get back to winning ways after a difficult week.

Last Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Salford was followed up by an improved change of fortunes - the 1-1 draw, also away, against Grimsby on Tuesday.

Bradford also drew in midweek, 0-0 at Walsall, which broke up a three-match win streak over Doncaster (0-1), Gillingham (0-2) and Colchester (2-0).

It leaves the Bantams 5th in the League Two table, two points adrift of the top three automatic promotion spots while we occupy 18th, 12 points clear of the division's bottom two. 

On the injury front, County got a boost this week as centre back Declan Drysdale returned to light training as he continues his road to recovery following a knee injury sustained in January.

Meanwhile, the club are awaiting the scan results on Offrande Zanzala's shoulder injury that kept him out of the trips to Salford and Grimsby. 

Bradford will be without Emmanuel Osadebe, Matt Derbyshire, Vadaine Oliver and former County loanee Thierry Nevers who have all been ruled out by boss Mark Hughes.

There will no prizes for picking out Bradford's key man, as the Valley Parade outfit boast the division's top scorer, Andy Cook, who has chalked up 19 goals and five assists in 34 games. 

It makes them tough opposition, and they will also be bouyed by being the best away side in this season's League Two so far, picking up 31 points from 17 games. 

Tickets for tomorrow's game are available here.

As ever for a home game, we will have plenty of activities in our family marquee, which are detailed here.

And the full pre-match press conference from assistant manager Joe Dunne is available to watch below!


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