Preview: Bradford City AFC vs MK Dons

By Kieran Cobley and Ed McIntyre

Tonight sees the Bantams take on the MK Dons in a League One clash at Valley Parade.

The Bantams are currently placed 11th in the league, and are nine points off the play off places, while MK make the trip up north knowing that a win will put them three points closer to safety, as they lie in a lowly 23rd place, and face the prospect of back-to-back relegations.

Not only this, but MK Dons also come into this pivotal fixture without a permanent manager, after Dan Micciche was sacked on Sunday.

City’s season has been rather lacklustre compared to last season, where they finished in 5th place, securing a spot in the play-offs as a result.

Bantams boss Simon Grayson has built on this point, saying how he wants to “finish the season on a positive manner”.

Meanwhile, MK Dons Chairman, Peter Winkelman has come out and apologised to fans after the Milton Keynes side’s awful season so far.

Winkelman spoke to the BBC and told fans that: “I thought going down from the Championship was bad. To be in this position is just unthinkable.”

Charlie Wyke will be a player put under pressure when the match kicks off, as he hopes to exploit MK Dons’ weak defence and add to his tally of 15 league goals, whilst Lee Nicholls will look to keep a clean sheet.

This fixture might just be decided by which team wants its more, the team looking to finally progress to the next level up, or the side looking to escape the humiliation of back-to-back relegation.

Bradford City fans gave us their opinions ahead of tonight’s game against MK Dons: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR6fQeYR0fY



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