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Trueman and Sellars faces these Bradford City dilemmas ahead of Stevenage at 3pm

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Bradford City will be looking to make it three wins in a row in League Two when they return to action on Monday afternoon. 

The Bantams beat Forest Green Rovers 4-1 on Good Friday, as they kept their play-off dream alive whilst under the management of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars.

Bradford City are now sat 11th in the League Two table, but are just three points adrift of seventh-placed Newport County heading into their final nine matches of this year’s campaign.

It won’t be an easy task for the Bantams when they return to competitive action though, as they take on in-form Stevenage at the Lamex Stadium.

Stevenage have are unbeaten in their last 11 matches in all competitions, and have won their last three matches in the third-tier, which certainly makes for impressive reading.

That good run of form has seen them move into play-off contention themselves, after previously fighting it out for survival in League Two earlier this season.

We take a look at some of the dilemmas that both Trueman and Sellars will be facing ahead of their clash with Stevenage on Monday afternoon.

Should Danny Rowe start for the Bantams? 

Rowe has found regular starts in League Two hard to come by with Bradford City this season, with the 31-year-old making four starts from his 15 league appearances in total this term.

He stepped off the substitutes bench with just nine minutes remaining in their match against Forest Green on Friday afternoon, and wasted no time in making his mark on the game, as he scored Bradford’s fourth goal of the game deep into stoppage time.

The goal was Rowe’s fifth of the season, and he’ll be keen to add to that tally between now and the end of this year’s campaign.

The likes of Clayton Donaldson could be sweating over their place in the starting XI heading into the game against Stevenage if Rowe can build on his recent goal against Forest Green Rovers.

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Potential squad rotation 

For any team this season, squad rotation has been key to keeping players fit and ready for matches. But given the harsh nature of the fixture schedule, some players have often been rested to keep them injury-free.

Both Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars will know that they could rotate some of their squad for this one, with six matches still to play in a relatively short space of time after the game against Stevenage.

Any injuries at this stage of the season to players that have played regularly could be disastrous, and potentially season-defining.

So, they could rotate some of their players for this one, although it wouldn’t come as a surprise to see one or two changes from both teams.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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