Town travel to Bradford City on Saturday looking to end their recent poor display and pick up their first win since the 2-1 win at Mansfield. The Mariners have lost the last five games and will want to pick up a couple of wins to end the season on.
Tickets are available on the day from Bradford`s Coral Windows Stadium only. Town fans will be in the TL Dallas Stand which can hold 1,800 supporters.
Grimsby Town Supporters Club will also be running a coach to this game, for more information on this and details on tickets plus travel, please click here to go to the Official Site.
Vital Grimsby Says:
The Mariners will need to improve over the last couple of games in order to get a few wins before the end of the season.
Bradford Team News:
Bradford don`t have any new injuries to worry about but Willy Topp will be sidelined.
Player to watch: Peter Thorne
Bradford`s top scorer this season with 14 goals.
Grimsby Team News:
Alan Buckley has no new injury worries and is expecting a full turnout for today`s training except for Gary Jones and Justin Whittle.
Nick Fenton has recovered from taking a kick to the knee in Tuesday`s defeat to Wycombe and is expected to be available while Gary Jones will undergo surgery on Monday and is likely to miss the remainder of the season.
Danny North is unlikely to feature for the Mariners but Ryan Bennett is back from international duty and is expected to be added to Saturday`s team.
Buckley spoke to the official site on his intentions to keep giving the youngsters a try, he said: ‘My intentions are to keep giving the young players a go. People like Birdy (Matty Bird) and people like that.
‘We’ve got nothing to play for now, only pride, and I think one or two of the young ones should get an opportunity,’
Player to watch: Ryan Bennett
Made his England Under 18s debut on Wednesday and will want to help the Mariners pick up a win.
Match & Facts Summary:
The last time Town played Bradford was this season on 27th October at Blundell Park and the game finished in a 1-1 draw.
Last Meeting at Valley Parade: Bradford 0-0 Grimsby 24/8/2002
Times played Bradford since Town last won: 7
Bradford are 9th in the League with 59 points, their home record in the league this season is: Won: 9 Drawn: 4 Lost: 8 For: 27 Against: 27.
Grimsby are 13th in the League with 55 points, their away record in the league this season is: Won: 8 Drawn: 5 Lost: 8 For: 28 Against: 28.
Latest Odds with William Hill.
Bradford to win: 10/11
Grimsby to win: 5/2
Bradford 1-0 Grimsby 11/2
The Mariners Next Fixture:
Saturday 26th April 2008
Grimsby vs. Peterborough (3pm)