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Match Preview | Bradford City (A)

28 March 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview | Bradford City (A)

28 March 2024

Tranmere Rovers make the trip to Valley Parade to face Bradford City on Good Friday (29th March, 3pm kick-off), looking to get back to winning ways.

Following home defeat to Crawley Town last weekend, Nigel Adkins’ side will be hoping to make it consecutive away victories as we face Bradford, who sit two places below us in the league table on the same points tally.


Team news:    

Tom Davies has missed Rovers’ last few games but trained this week, and knocks suffered by Connor Wood and Brad Walker in the Crawley game are being monitored.

Jake Leake is continuing his rehabilitation from a long-term injury and Nigel Adkins is hoping to have him back available for selection in the coming weeks.


Last time out:    


Last five meetings:     

3rd October 2023 - Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Bradford City - League Two  

SCORERS - Hendry, Morris

14th February 2023 - Bradford City 2-0 Tranmere Rovers - League Two


13th September 2022 - Tranmere Rovers 1-2 Bradford City - League Two

SCORERS - Hemmings

15th April 2022 - Bradford City 1-1 Tranmere Rovers - League Two

SCORERS - McManaman

23rd November 2021 - Tranmere Rovers 2-1 Bradford City - League Two

SCORERS - Morris, Glatzel


One to watch: Andy Cook

Cook is of course a familiar face to Rovers fans, having spent two spells with the club between 2016 and 2018, and a loan spell in 2020. 

The striker has 15 goals and 5 assists for the Bantams so far this term, topping both his club’s scoring and assists charts to date.

Apart from his spells at Prenton Park, Cook has played for the likes of Barrow, Grimsby Town, Walsall and Mansfield Town.


Manager: Graham Alexander

Alexander joined Bradford in November last year following the departure of Mark Hughes.

The 52-year-old spent the majority of his playing career at Preston North End, also representing Scunthorpe United, Luton Town and Burnley over 150 times and picking up 40 Scotland caps.

His managerial career started as caretaker at North End, before spells with Fleetwood Town, Scunthorpe United, Salford City, and a return to Scotland with Motherwell, before returning to England with MK Dons prior to taking the Bradford job.



Referee - Richie Watkins

Assistant Referees - Kevin Mulraine and Simon Clayton

Fourth Official - Jacob Lehane



We have received an allocation of 1,173 tickets for this fixture.

Advance ticket sales ended on Thursday 28th March at 11am, with supporters to collect their tickets from The Club Store before 5pm on the same day.

Official Club Coach travel is available for this fixture. The coach will depart Prenton Park at 10.45am. The prices are as follows:  

Season Card holders: £25 

Non Season Card holders: £27 

Please note that refunds on coach travel are not permitted after 48 hours prior to the game.    


Match coverage:     

Fans in the UK and abroad can stream the game on iFollow for £10. Purchase your Video Match Pass by clicking here.     

You can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.    


X: @tranmererovers            

Facebook: @trfcofficial            

Instagram: @tranmererovers            


Match reaction from Nigel Adkins and a player will follow the game on our YouTube channel. 

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