Steve Seddon is fit to play on Saturday. The Birmingham loanee sustained an ankle injury during the draw with Accrington last week and had to be substituted, but Wally Downes has confirmed that the left-back has recovered and is good to go. There are no other injury concerns for the trip to Oxford.
Nesta Guinness-Walker has been invited to trial with us. The Met Police left-back has also been invited for trials with Brentford and Chelsea.
Bradford tickets are now on sale. They are priced at £20 adults, £15 over-60s, £10 under-16s and students, and £5 under-11s. However, these prices increase by £5 if you purchase on the day of the game. Buy now via the online ticket shop.
The latest edition of the 9yrspodcast is available now. Nick and Stu discuss the draw with Accrington, Erik Samuelson’s retirement, and their predictions for the remainder of the season in League One. Listen on iTunes, YouTube, and on this here web site.
AFC Wimbledon Ladies will play at Kingsmeadow this month. They will host Enfield Town Ladies for their final league game of the season on Sunday 21 April, with kick-off at 2.00pm.
Blackpool have avoided a points deduction. They were threatened with a 12-point penalty for going into receivership, but the EFL have decided against the sanction, saying in a statement: “The Board agreed that the appointment of the Receiver is not material to the Club’s ability to fulfil its obligations as a Member Club and as a result should not be regarded as having suffered an Insolvency Event, meaning a 12 point deduction is not applicable.” Had they been penalised, they would have fallen to within three points of the relegation zone.
Coventry have still not confirmed where they will play their home games next season. The club have confirmed that they will not be playing at The Ricoh Arena next season, but are in advanced talks with two other clubs regarding a groundshare. The EFL has called an Emergency General Meeting for 25 April to discuss expelling the Sky Blues from the Football League.
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ON THIS DAY – 1998. We beat Southampton 1-0 at The Dell in what turned out to be our last win of the season, which we ended by escaping relegation by a mere four points, scoring only 34 league goals in 38 games (sound familiar?). Just over 15,000 were in attendance to see Carl “Goal Machine” Leaburn net the winner with his fourth and final goal of the campaign, however despite extensive searching, no YouTube video of this historic event exists. If you were there to witness it, all on the 9yrspodcast team salute you.
GJ, MC, ND