Bradford welcome Barrow to Valley Parade this Saturday afternoon with both sides separated by eight points in the table and with a lot of work to do for the Bantams after another tough start to the season down in League Two.
Kevin McDonald is in charge of Bradford now after the dismissal of Mark Hughes, but with the club down in 16th, there is very little to shout about down at Valley Parade. They are also out of the FA Cup at the first round stage after a 2-1 loss to Wycombe Wanderers last time out where Jamie Walker bagged for them once more, although the game was ultimately decided by an own goal from Bradford's Sam Stubbs.
A very impressive 3-0 win would come over Manchester City U21s before this, however, as Tyler Smith stole the show with a hat-trick inside the first half - he scored a goal every 10 minutes in the first half of the match after his first went in.
Nevertheless, despite the excellent form shown that day, Bradford have not won their past three games in League Two since beating Wimbledon away from home, as Wrexham, MK Dons and Sutton United have all beaten them in recent weeks.
As for Barrow, they have started this season in much better form compared to the last. They continued this impressive run with a 2-1 win over Liverpool U21s on Tuesday night, as Sean Elaluku and Mazeed Ogungbo scored a goal each in the second after an early goal from the opposition.
In the league, Barrow sit eighth after an unbeaten run of six games since losing away to Grimsby Town. This has seen the club move into eighth and beat Forest Green Rovers and draw with MK Dons, Wimbledon, Salford City and Notts County before a win over Morecambe in the last outing. Barrow have also moved into the next round of the FA Cup by beating Northampton Town 3-1 with a goal each from Ben Whitefield, Tom White and Emile Acquah.
Barrow could move into as high as sixth if they pick up all three points in this game, as they have now put together six wins and lost only three times, although no side has more draws than their tally of seven.
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