Bradford City manager Gary Bowyer

How Bradford City's run-in compares to their League One relegation rivals - ranked from easiest to hardest

Bradford City have just NINE game to retain their League One status under new boss Gary Bowyer.

But how does their run-in compare with the other sides in the bottom eight sides, taking into account the average league position of the teams they still have to play? To find out, we've divided the league placings of each team's remaining opponents by the number of games left - giving a ranking of ‘difficulty’ for the promotion run-in. Here are the results:

The Gas still have four of the top six to play as well as huge relegation showdowns with AFC Wimbledon, Bradford City and Rochdale. Average league position of remaining opponents: 11.4.

1. Hardest run in: Bristol Rovers

The Gas still have four of the top six to play as well as huge relegation showdowns with AFC Wimbledon, Bradford City and Rochdale. Average league position of remaining opponents: 11.4.
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With Sunderland, Barnsley and Doncaster to their next three matches, Walsall have only Shrewsbury Town to play from the current bottom six. Average league position of remaining opponents: 11.5

2. Second hardest run-in: Walsall

With Sunderland, Barnsley and Doncaster to their next three matches, Walsall have only Shrewsbury Town to play from the current bottom six. Average league position of remaining opponents: 11.5
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Rochdale have a decent run-in, with eight of nine final fixtures coming against the bottom 12 teams, however a clash against 1st place Luton brings up the average. Average league position of remaining opponents: 15.3.

3. Third hardest run-in: Rochdale

Rochdale have a decent run-in, with eight of nine final fixtures coming against the bottom 12 teams, however a clash against 1st place Luton brings up the average. Average league position of remaining opponents: 15.3.
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Sam Ricketts' side will likely target wins against the likes of Southend United, Gillingham, Oxford United and Walsall. Average league position of remaining opponents: 13.1

4. Middle ground: Shrewsbury Town

Sam Ricketts' side will likely target wins against the likes of Southend United, Gillingham, Oxford United and Walsall. Average league position of remaining opponents: 13.1
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