City next up at Nethermoor

By Sandy Beeson

Please note – the game is not all-ticket. Admission is available by payment on the gate.

The Lions welcome local League One side Bradford City to Nethermoor this Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off) for a pre-season friendly that will see plenty of familiar faces for both sides.

Guiseley boss Mark Bower spent twelve years at Valley Parade, making well over 200 appearances and being voted player of the season in 2004/05.

Recent trialists Andy Gray and Rory Boulding – both of whom could feature against the Bantams as they look to impress Bower – were also on Bradford’s books during their careers.

For the Bantams, striker James Hanson needs no introduction to the Nethermoor faithful having impressed during a two season-spell at Guiseley prior to his move to Bradford.

Guiseley will hope to build on their first win of pre-season on Saturday at Brighouse Town where Nicky Boshell and trialist Joe Gaughan scored the goals in a 2-1 win.

Ahead of Tuesday’s game, Bower said: “With three games left we’ll be looking to concentrate on the squad of players that we’re looking to go with for the season. We’ll certainly be resembling what we’re looking to go with towards the start of the season.

“We’ve gradually built the players up, most players have done at least an hour consecutively in a game, and everyone’s had good game time now so we’ll start pushing them on and fine-tuning.”

Bradford have made an impressive start to their own pre-season campaign with three wins and not a single goal conceded in their opening three friendlies.

Following back-to-back 3-0 wins at Farsley Celtic and Scottish side Motherwell, Phil Parkinson’s side saw off hosts St Mirren 1-0 on Saturday.

Admission is £10 for adults, £5 for concessions and is again free for those aged 12-18. Under-12s are also free with a paying adult.

The supporters’ club of Guiseley and Bradford City will be holding a bucket collection for the Bradford Burns Unit at the game. This great cause is the first of our supporters-voted charities to be collected for.