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PREVIEW: Bradford v Coventry City

15 November 2013

Read the full match preview ahead of the weekend's game against the Bantams...

Venue: Valley Parade
Date: Sunday, Novmber 17th
Competition: Skybet League One
Kick-off: 3.30pm

Coventry City travel to Valley Parade on Sunday to face play-off contenders Bradford City.

The Sky Blues are on an incredible run of form, having won the last five out of six games in all competitions.

The side's latest victory came in the first round of the FA Cup when City beat AFC Wimbledon 3-1 with both Callum Wilson and Carl Baker on the score-sheet. 



Bradford City have had a fantastic few seasons, in which they have gained promotion and reached the Capital One Cup final.

Former Charlton manager Phil Parkinson has overseen the club's progression, a club which spent six seasons in League Two.



They enjoyed a fantastic start to the 2013/14 League One season, recording impressive wins over Sheffield United and Brentford. 

Despite being placed sixth in the table, the Bantams are currently six games without a win. 



There have been 22 meetings between the two sides, with the Bantams recording eight wins over the Sky Blues.

There have been eight draws whilst City have recorded six wins with the first meeting between occurring in February 1923 ending in a 2-1 win for Coventry.

Last five results

28/12/2003 Bradford City 1-0 Coventry City, Division One
05/11/2003 Coventry City 0-0 Bradford City, Division One
22/02/2003 Coventry City 0-2 Bradford City, Division One
24/09/2002 Bradford City 1-1 Coventry City, Division One
23/12/2001 Coventry City 4-0 Bradford City, Division One



Claus Bech Jorgensen

The Danish-born midfielder enjoyed spells at both Bradford City and Coventry City during his playing career.

After moving to Bournemouth from AC Horsens, Bradford City secured his services in 2001 and he went on to make over 50 appearances for the club, scoring 12 goals.



He spent two seasons at Bradford before moving to Coventry on a free transfer where he made over 50 appearances for the Sky Blues, scoring six goals.

Jorgensen went on to play for Blackpool, Port Vale and Fleetwood Town before retiring in 2009. 

John Hendrie

The Scottish striker started his career at Coventry City in 1981 before having various spells during a successful career. 

Hendrie signed on as an apprentice in 1980 before signing his first professional deal with the club a year later. He made over 20 appearances, scoring two goals for the Sky Blues.



Hendrie moved to Bradford City in 1983 on a free transfer and made over 170 appearances at the club, scoring 46 goals for the side.

After leaving their in 1988, he had various spells at Newcastle United, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Barnsley before retiring in 1998. 



Nahki Wells

The Bermudan-born striker has been in sensational ever since he signed for Bradford City in the 2011/12 season.

Wells signed for Carlisle in 2011 on the back of the advice of former City striker Shaun Goater. 



He failed to score for the Cumbrians and was released at the end of the season 2010/11 season. The Bantams signed the 23-year old on a free transfer and he hasn't looked back since.

He has made 104 appearances for the West Yorkshire side and scored 26 goals last season, and is already on nine goals for this campaign.



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