Bradford City currently sit in 11th place after 16 League Two games this season, enduring what has been quite an inconsistent start.
However, Derek Adams’ side are a mere four points from the play-off positions, and given the success that the 46-year-old saw with Morecambe last time out, most would expect The Bantams to keep climbing the table as the season progresses.
Tonight is all about the FA Cup, with a place in the second round at stake for Bradford and their hosts, Exeter City.
The Grecians are currently on a 14-game unbeaten run in the league and will be hoping to boost the mood around the club even more with a victory against The Bantams.
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Here, we take a look at how Adams’ side could line up for their trip to the south west this evening…
Richard O’Donnell has firmly established himself as number one goalkeeper at Bradford this season and he will likely be handed a start once more over Sam Hornby.
Yann Songo’o followed Adams back down to League Two this season and has been converted to a centre-back recently.
Niall Canavan has come back into the side over the last couple of weeks, with his experience, leadership and physicality seeing him emerge as a regular starter once more.
Fiacre Kelleher could come into the backline for the visit to Exeter, with the 25-year-old dropping down to the bench in recent weeks.
The vastly experienced duo of Gareth Evans and Liam Ridehalgh could be brought in as wing-backs, with Oscar Threlkeld and Matty Fould playing lots of football over the last month.
It is likely that Levi Sutton and Elliot Watt continue operating in the midfield tonight, with both enjoying regular football under Adams.
Alex Gilliead has played also played a lot of football in recent weeks, but with The Bantams having a more than competent attacking-midfield option in Callum Cooke, it is likely that the 26-year-old could be rested.
Bradford have been hit with somewhat of an injury crisis thus far this season when looking at their striking options, but with Lee Angol back in contention, it is likely that he will partner Theo Robinson.