>Bradford City v Burton Albion
After four months of trying, the games in hand will be done after tonight and League Two will finally be equal in terms of everyone playing the same amount of games. Following the meeting of Bradford City and Burton Albion at Valley Parade, we will all have four games to play and the run in will well and truly begin.
For Albion, a result of any kind would lift them above the Cobblers and morale has been restored slightly following a 2-0 home win over Cheltenham Town on Saturday. But it’s away from the Pirelli Stadium where Paul Peschisolido’s men have fallen down this season having won just twice in twenty attempts on the road, one of those being at Sixfields.
Peschisolido was charged with misconduct today after his protests over Sam Winnall’s sending off at Bury last Tuesday landed him in hot water with the FA. But there will be no appeal from the former Derby striker as he focuses on the final game of Albion’s rearranged list that stretched back to Christmas time. Victory tonight would see them go above opponents Bradford who are wobbling again after a decent start under Peter Jackson.
Victories over Rotherham and Morecambe in the early days of Jackson’s reign have long been forgotten and since then they’ve won once in six games including heavy defeats in their last two, at home to Torquay (0-3) and away at Southend last Friday (0-4).
The Bantams were missing seven players at Roots Hall but have recalled Omar Daley from his loan spell at Rotherham and the winger goes straight into the squad for tonight.
For both these sides one win could really change the outlook of the final four but defeat would keep those lingering fears in the minds as the trap door remains wide open. I’m thinking a Bradford win would be best for us and not the draw some are hoping for. I would imagine City will have enough anyway and I wouldn’t really like to picture the scene tomorrow morning of the Cobblers being just one place above the bottom two.
Lots riding on this one then…and after that it’s down to a straight race to survive!