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The Sky Bet League 1 Play-Off race: Bradford City v Chesterfield

31 March 2015

Bradford City host Chesterfield in Tuesday night’s only Sky Bet League 1 game, with a place in the Play-Offs up for grabs.

A tight game is expected at the Coral Windows Stadium, with both sides on 54 points and Chesterfield only above their hosts on goals scored.

The pair trail sixth-placed Rochdale by two points, meaning a win for either would lift them into the Play-Offs.

Bradford will fancy their chances at home following a six-game unbeaten run on their own patch, although Chesterfield got back to winning ways at the weekend by beating Walsall at the Proact Stadium, after suffering a 1-0 reverse to Peterborough United in their previous outing.

Chesterfield boss Paul Cook is expecting a tough game, but he wants to see his side go for it.

"The most important thing for our players - and we're aware of what Bradford can do - is that we implement ourselves in the game. We've got to go there and score goals,” he told the club's official website.

"We'll get periods of the game where we'll be on our back foot, we know that, but we'll also have periods where we're on our front foot and we've got to make sure that when we're on our front foot we hurt Bradford.”

Cook’s opposite number Phil Parkinson has told his club’s website that he’s looking forward to a competitive game this evening, with plenty at stake.

"Tuesday's match will be two good sides close together in the league going up against each other,” said Parkinson.

"It was a terrific game down at their place in December that was separated by a moment of magic from Billy Clarke. I expect this match to be no different - no quarter given.

"Two committed teams making it a tight game - we are looking forward to hosting them."

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