DAILY UPDATE: TUE 30 APRIL

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The extra allocation of tickets for Bradford are now on sale. The club is also still taking bookings for the official supporters coach, having already filled four coaches. More information is on the official web site.

Will Nightingale has rallied: “Let’s go and finish the job at Bradford.” He is also yet to sign a new contract. Those two sentences are not necessarily connected, however. The full interview is available on the OS.

The under-23s lost a behind closed doors friendly to Charlton today. A side mainly made up of trialists fell to an entertaining 4-3 defeat.

There are two League One fixtures this evening. Fleetwood host Sunderland, and Portsmouth host Peterborough. Should Portsmouth lose and Sunderland fail to win, Barnsley and Luton will be promoted. Neither have any effect on us mind you, so we recommend watching Ajax tonight.

Sammy Moore has resigned as manager of Concord Rangers. Moore has stepped down from the National League South due to personal issues. Despite finishing fifth, Rangers were denied a playoff spot due to insufficient seating at their Thames Road stadium.

Sean Derry has decided to leave Oxford United this summer. After at one point being touted as a replacement for Neal Ardley, Derry has declared that he is going to “explore new opportunities.”

The under-18s play AFC Bournemouth on Sunday. The game will take place at Kingsmeadow, with a 7:30pm kick-off. Other Academy games will take place throughout the day.

The Daily Update feature will continue until Friday 10 May. After that date, we will look to produce a weekly close-season update, on a day to be confirmed. You can receive email notifications for when all updates are available: email 9yrs@may14.co.uk with the subject line, “Daily Update Notification” and you will be contacted as soon as the update is published. As always, any comments, suggestions, or criticisms are welcome: please comment below or email the above address.

ON THIS DAY – 2000. We fell to a damaging defeat to Bradford in the Premier League. In a key relegation tussle at Valley Parade, we struggled with our hosts’ new signing, Jeff Winter, and fell to a 3-0 defeat, seeing is slip into the bottom three. Frustrated after falling 2-0 behind in the second-half, John Hartson was sent-off for complaining to the referee, and a late Dean Windass goal sealed City’s victory. You can relive the full horror of that day on the BBC website. Masochists.

KB, ND, MH, GJ

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