Bradford City caretaker duo Greg Abbott and Kenny Black will be looking to bring brighter times to the club when The Bantams face struggling Bury at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

The West Yorkshire club are currently searching for a new manager after sacking former boss Stuart McCall earlier this week and will be led by Abbott and Black into battle against The Shakers.

Bradford City have lost their last six matches in league and cup while they last collected points on New Year’s Day when they won 2-1 at Fleetwood Town.

The home side will hand a late fitness test to midfielder Matty Lund ahead of their latest match although the player is expected to be available for selection. Tyrell Robinson, Alex Gilliead and Paul Taylor are all thought to be pushing for recalls after missing the defeat at Oldham Athletic last weekend.

Midfielders Jake Reeves and Nicky Law and attackers Omari Patrick and Alex Jones are out with their respective injury problems.

Bury make the short trip over the Pennines in good form and were 2-1 winners over AFC Wimbledon in their last outing at Gigg Lane in midweek. The Lancashire outfit also won their last fixture away from home, beating Oxford United 2-1 to record their first league win of the season on their travels.

Despite their recent successes, Bury remain in real danger of relegation, although they will go into the match with The Bantams with no new injury concerns.

Defender Eoghan O’Connell, midfielder Craig Jones and striker Jermaine Beckford remain sidelined by ongoing injury woes.

The match is scheduled to kick-off at 3pm.


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