Since we last reported on Bradford City, the club’s fortunes have been something of a mixed bag during the 2013/2014 season.
Whilst they fell at the first hurdle of the Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy they started their League One campaign with only one defeat in ten matches, the highlight of which was a 4-0 whitewash of the now high-flying Brentford, and reached fourth place in the league table!
Then came an unenviable run of form of just one win in 21 games, including a first round departure from the FA Cup to Rotherham, with a 3-2 score-line at MK Dons being the solitary victory. Things weren’t helped in January by the sale of their goal-scoring machine, Nahki Wells, to local rivals Huddersfield Town.
Bantams Stay Out Of Relegation
Eleven draws during that spell kept the Bantams just outside the relegation battle and recent hard fought wins against Port Vale, Colchester and the completion of their only double of the season so far against MK Dons have given them a nice cushion of points from the dreaded bottom four!
With only a month and a half to play City should be able to cement their place in League One for next season.
Provident Community Enclosure
Meanwhile, use of the Provident sponsored Community Enclosure at City’s Coral Windows Stadium is growing by the match. The discounted ticket scheme, funded with help from Provident’s Good Neighbour programme, has caught on and more and more Children from Schools and Community Groups are taking their seats for matches they wouldn’t necessarily be able to afford on regular basis.