Rochdale V Bradford at Crown Oil Arena : Match Preview

28 April 2017

Keith Hill likely to keep winning formula against Bradford

Rochdale manager Keith Hill could go with more of the same as his side bid to grab a League One play-off spot.

Victory over Coventry last time out moved Dale to the edge of the play-off but they need a win against Bradford, who have already secured their play-off place, and for other results to go their way.

Niall Canavan and Matthew Lund will hope to feature after recent absences.

Joe Thompson continues his battle with cancer.

Bradford boss Stuart McCall will make changes as he looks to keep his key players free from injury ahead of the play-offs.

The Bantams are guaranteed a place in the top six and will look to avoid a repeat of last season, when Billy Clarke and Reece Burke picked up injuries at the same stage.

Striker Clarke and defender Stephen Darby are among those who could be given a run-out, with McCall this week praising the attitude of his fringe players.

Newcastle loanee Alex Gilliead (hamstring) and centre-half Matthew Kilgallon (shoulder) were due to return to training this week and could come into contention.