Our prediction for this League 2 match:
After sharing the spoils with Walsall on Wednesday evening, Bradford City will be looking to return to winning ways in the League Two when they host Newport County at their Valley Parade on Matchday 8. The Bantams are stuck in the middle of the standings, but a win over Newport will see them move a little closer to the playoffs berth. Ireland international Billy Clarke, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with the Saddlers, is pushing for a start for the hosts.
The Exiles, on the other hand, aim to build on back-to-back wins over Tranmere and Stevanage, but beating Bradford at Valley Parade is easier said than done. A man to watch in the away team will be Tristan Abrahams, who scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 1-0 win over the Boro. Anyhow, share of spoils is on the cards.
Highlighted Player (Tom King):
Thomas Lloyd King is a professional footballer who plays for Newport County as a goalkeeper. Born in Plymouth, England, on March 9, 1995, Tom King played for the likes of Manchester 62, Portsmouth, and Crystal Palace during his youth career.
Despite signing a professional deal with Crystal Palace, the English shot-stopper did not see any game action with the Eagles at the senior level. Tom King moved to Millwall in the summer of 2014, signing a one-year deal with the capital club. After making only 11 appearances for the Lions in the League One, King joined League two side Newport County on June 7, 2019, signing a two-year deal with the South Wales outfit.
It has to be noted that Thomas Lloyd King played for the likes of Welling United, Braintree Town, Stevenage, and AFC Wimbledon on loan as well before signing a deal with Newport County. Tom King has one cap with the England U17 despite his dual citizenship (England/Wales).