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Jack Compton crosses the ball, Jamie Young makes a comfortable save.
James Hanson scores a headed goal from inside the area. Bradford 1-2 Aldershot.Assist on the goal came from Jack Compton.
Corner taken by Chris Mitchell played to the near post.
Robbie Threlfall challenges Alex Rodman unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Collins.
Adam Mekki is brought on as a substitute for Danny Hylton.
Unfair challenge on David Syers by Alex Rodman results in a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Robbie Threlfall, save made by Jamie Young.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Nialle Rodney on Jermaine McGlashan. Jermaine McGlashan leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Morris. Jamie Young takes the free kick.
Jermaine McGlashan has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.
Aaron Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on James Hanson. Chris Mitchell takes the free kick.
Effort on goal by Alex Rodman from a long way out goes over the bar.
Nahki Wells joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mark Stewart.
Nialle Rodney has an effort at goal from long range that misses to the right of the target.
Nialle Rodney comes on in place of Michael Flynn.
Foul by Michael Rankine on Guy Branston, free kick awarded. Robbie Threlfall takes the direct free kick.
Guy Branston gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Michael Rankine. Strike on goal comes in from Jamie Collins from the free kick.
Michael Rankine produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.
Jack Compton has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the target.
A cross is delivered by Liam Moore, David Syers produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
Darren Jones concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Compton. The referee shows Darren Jones a yellow card. Chris Mitchell restarts play with the free kick.
Jack Compton takes a shot. Jamie Young makes a save.
David Syers challenges Danny Hylton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Alex Rodman has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Danny Hylton fouled by Michael Flynn, the ref awards a free kick. Michael Flynn goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Ben Herd.
Mark Stewart is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jermaine McGlashan by Robbie Threlfall. Free kick taken by Jamie Collins.
Ben Herd challenges Jack Compton unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Mitchell takes the direct free kick, Lee Bullock takes a shot. Save by Jamie Young.
The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Jamie Young.
Alex Rodman concedes a free kick for a foul on Liam Moore. Liam Moore takes the free kick.
Aaron Brown concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Stewart. Free kick taken by Liam Moore.
Foul by Jermaine McGlashan on David Syers, free kick awarded. Caution for Jermaine McGlashan. Direct free kick taken by Jack Compton.
Jamie Vincent gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Syers. Jamie Vincent goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Chris Mitchell, Jack Compton has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide of the left-hand upright.
Robbie Threlfall heads into his own net. Bradford 0-2 Aldershot.Assist on the goal came from Alex Rodman.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Liam Moore on Michael Rankine. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Alex Rodman from left channel, Lee Bullock manages to make a clearance.
Jack Compton challenges Ben Herd unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ben Herd takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Danny Hylton on Liam Moore. Martin Hansen restarts play with the free kick.
Long range shot by Jamie Vincent goes wide right of the goal.
Jermaine McGlashan fouled by Robbie Threlfall, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ben Herd.
The ball is crossed by Liam Moore, David Syers has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.
Ben Herd concedes a free kick for a foul on Jack Compton. Chris Mitchell delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, save made by Jamie Young.
Jamie Collins challenges Michael Flynn unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Guy Branston.
Danny Hylton grabs a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Bradford 0-1 Aldershot.Assist by Alex Rodman.
Jamie Collins takes a corner.
The official flags James Hanson offside. Jamie Young takes the indirect free kick.
Danny Hylton challenges Guy Branston unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Martin Hansen.
Unfair challenge on Aaron Brown by James Hanson results in a free kick. Jamie Young restarts play with the free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Mitchell, Jamie Vincent makes a clearance.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Jamie Vincent on Liam Moore. Martin Hansen restarts play with the free kick.
James Hanson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Brown. Jamie Young takes the free kick.
Branston set for Bantams bow
Bradford summer signing Guy Branston is poised for his competitive debut in the home clash with Aldershot.
Branston, a free signing from Torquay in June, has been installed as club skipper and is expected to take his place at the heart of defence.
Manager Peter Jackson must decide who will partner Branston as both Steve Williams (thigh) and Luke Oliver (foot) have been struggling with injury during pre-season.
Neither player has been ruled out, but may have to settle for a place on the substitutes' bench alongside midfielder Ritchie Jones, a free summer signing from Oldham, who has been nursing a calf strain.
Jackson will be without former captain Simon Ramsden, who missed most of last season due to related hip and calf injuries and is now struggling with a groin problem.
Ross Hannah and Mark Stewart are hoping to start alongside each other up front and fellow summer signings Jack Compton, goalkeeper Martin Hanson, midfielder Chris Mitchell and striker Nialle Rodney are all hoping to make their debuts.
Luke Guttridge is doubtful for Aldershot.
The midfielder suffered a medial ligament injury during the Shots' recent friendly victory over Stoke.
Summer signings Jamie Collins - who is fit after an ankle knock - Anthony Pulis, Graeme Montgomery or Reading loanee Jake Taylor could step in if Guttridge misses out.
Striker Michael Rankine, who joined the Shots from York, is in line to make his debut while defender Aaron Brown should start after rejoining from Leyton Orient.
Jamie Young is poised to start in goal ahead of another new recruit, former Charlton keeper Ross Worner.
Full-back Ben Herd will wear the captain's armband after Anthony Charles was released last week.
Opening-day misery for Jacko
Peter Jackson's first game as permanent Bradford manager ended in a 2-1 defeat to Aldershot.
The Shots flew out of the blocks and took the lead in the 18th minute when Alex Rodman's left-wing cross found Danny Hylton, who finished coolly.
The Bantams tried to get back into the game thereafter but their problems worsened seven minutes before the break as Robbie Threlfall could only head Rodman's cross past his own goalkeeper.
Clearly spurred on by Jackson's half-time teamtalk, the hosts improved after the interval but Rodman was continuing his inspired performance by forcing an excellent save from Jamie Young.
Despite impressing with their build-up play, Bradford were struggling to fashion any real opportunities as their final ball left a lot to be desired.
They did pull one back as James Hanson headed Jack Compton's cross home but it proved little more than a consolation.
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