Our preview of Saturday's game against Bradford...
Sky Bet League 1
Saturday 1st March 2014
Coral Windows Stadium
Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DY
Weather forecast: 6°c, cloudy
LAST TIME WE MET:
John Mousinho is touch ‘n’ go for the match after missing the last two games through injury and we believe there are no other major concerns at the time of writing.
For Bradford, Matthew Bates is back in training after missing the last two games through a hip injury and new signing; Aaron McLean is likely to return to the XI after leaving Saturday’s game with a knock.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM:
You can watch our full pre-match interview with the gaffer on Boro Player whilst you can read his thoughts here, and Jimmy Smith’s here.
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Bradford come into the game on the back of two consecutive wins – both 1-0, at home to Port Vale and then Oldham.
Both victories will have come as a big relief to everyone at the club as prior to those wins, the Bantams had only won 2 out of 22 games stretching back to early October.
It’s a remarkable statistic considering Bradford are looking fairly safe in mid-table - a great start to the campaign coupled with plenty of draws keeping the Bantams afloat.
Bradford have the joint most draws (with Bristol City) in the league – 14 compared to Boro’s four. One of the strongest aspects of Bradford’s season has been their defence. Conceding 38 goals in only 32 is better than the majority of teams in the league and their last two wins are a perfect example of this.