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TEAM TALK v BRADFORD C, 5/10/13

4 October 2013

Boss looking forward to home return...

Like our last opponents here, Bradford City have built on the momentum of promotion at the end of last season and have lost just once in their opening nine League games at this level.

They have proved to be a solid and hard-working unit, who are difficult to break down, but we go into the game with plenty of confidence and belief following our own recent performances, plus we have the added boost of having Andy Butler available for selection after his red card last weekend was rescinded on appeal.

We felt at the time that it was a good challenge and so it has been proved. We won't know what would have happened had it been 11v11, but the performance was fantastic.

Our last three games have seen us come up against previously unbeaten opponents and to come through that run of games unbeaten ourselves is testament to the effort that the players have put in and extremely encouraging.

Looking back at last weekend’s draw at Leyton Orient, I thought that we were outstanding both with and without the ball.

We had to regroup after the early sending off, but to a man, the lads worked hard and did their jobs.

Even the most loyal Orient supporter would have to admit that we were worthy of something out of the game as we ended their 100% start to the season.

I was extremely proud of my players; we passed the ball well, particularly in the second half, and created opportunities.

It was a thoroughly professional performance where, once more, we displayed an abundance of spirit and togetherness and was in keeping with our recent showings at Crewe and Wolves.

Hopefully we can continue this on Saturday and make a return to winning ways in front of our own fans.

We were given excellent backing at Brisbane Road in our last game and I would like to think that we will emerge with the result that we all crave come the final whistle on Saturday.


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