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PREVIEW: Coventry City v Bradford City

1 April 2014

Read our match preview ahead of tonight's game against Bradford City at Sixfields...

Venue: Sixfields
Date: Tuesday, April 1st
Competition: SkyBet League One
Kick-off: 7.45pm

Coventry City welcome Bradford City to Sixfields looking to stretch their winning run to three games.

The Sky Blues are on a good run of form having recorded back-to-back victories against Stevenage and Crewe Alexandra.

City were able to record a 2-1 win over Crewe Alexandra at the weekend at Gresty Road thanks to a brace from Callum Wilson. 

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. 

Bradford have since recovered from a poor mid-season spell, where they won just one game in 21 matches, and recorded an impressive victory against Leyton Orient at the weekend. The Bantams are just one place ahead of City in 12th place, with the two teams level on points.

There have been 23 meetings between the two sides, with the Bantams recording eight wins over the Sky Blues.

There have been nine 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

17/11/2013 Bradford City 3-3 Coventry City, League One
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

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. 

James Hanson

The Bradford City striker has had a productive first season at this level, having scored 12 goals this season.

Hanson formed a destructive partnership with Nahki Wells, who scored 14 goals in 18 appearances, before the Bermudan's January transfer move to Championship side Huddersfield Town.

The 26-year old was a latecomer to professional football having signed his first professional contract with Bradford City in 2009 after his form for Conference North side Guiseley attracted the attentions of the Bantams.

He is currently competing for a place in the side with Aaron McLean and Jon Stead, but Hanson offers one of the biggest aerials threats in League One.

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