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McCall thinks a piece of magic could win it as Bradford welcome Scunthorpe

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Bradford City boss Stuart McCall is expecting a tight game when Scunthorpe United visit Valley Parade on Tuesday evening.

Scunthorpe can leapfrog Bradford into League One’s third place with a draw and will be hoping to take advantage of Bradford’s stuttering home form- something that McCall is looking for his side to begin to address.

“We know that so far our home form hasn’t been as productive as it was last season”, he told Bradford City’s official website.

“We created enough chances to win us the game against Plymouth last time out at home, but it wasn’t to be on the day.

“Tuesday’s game might actually be a match of few clear-cut opportunities.

“We had that at home to Rotherham United earlier this season and we managed to win 1-0.

“You get those sort of close games sometimes.

“Scunthorpe have a good defensive record so far this season, and we had a tight match with them at home last season.

Both sides will enter the game in a confident mood on the back of impressive wins, with Bradford seeing off promotion favourites Wigan and Scunthorpe hammering Northampton 3-0 at the weekend.

“We will go into Tuesday’s game full of confidence, especially after the weekend win at Wigan, but Scunthorpe will be in a confident frame of mind themselves after their terrific 3-0 victory at Northampton Town on Saturday.

“Both teams know each other well, so it might come down to who can produce that bit of magic on the night.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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