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Checkatrade to offer free travel for Bradford City fans

Checkatrade, sponsors of the EFL Trophy, have organised to provide free coach travel for Bradford City fans to travel to their quarter final fixture against Oxford United on Tuesday.

The original match was postponed due to a frozen pitch with the many supporters already in the stadium with fans being told of the postponement only 8 minutes before the scheduled kick off. Checkatrade, have subsequently worked with the club to organise free coach travel for fans who made the 350-mile round journey.

Holders of the postponed match day tickets are asked to contact Shipley Bantams Travel, a local supporters group, to book thier free place.

Kevin Byrne, Founder and CEO of Checkatrade, said: “The reason why we sponsored the tournament was to support lower league football clubs and their fans. We saw the dedicated fans that made the mammoth journey down to Oxford United earlier this week and we felt their loyalty and support deserved to be recognised, so putting on the coaches is the least we can do. I hope they all enjoy the game, whatever the result.”

James Mason, Chief Operating Officer at Bradford City, added: “It's a wonderful gesture by Checkatrade and the EFL to provide the free coach. A really nice touch. Hopefully many fans will still be able to go and take advantage of this. The more fans we have at Oxford to cheer the team on the better. Our fans have been brilliant all season travelling long distances to support their team, so this is a much-appreciated offer.”

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