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16 October 2015

Club News


16 October 2015

Two weeks on from City's last Sky Bet League 1 outing - the fine 3-1 victory at Rochdale - Bantams boss Phil Parkinson is targeting a similar performance when City go on the road again to Doncaster Rovers this Saturday.

Parkinson's men produced a dominant display at Spotland Stadium to secure their second away win of the season, with City looking a particularly potent attacking threat after the restart.

Ahead of the trip to Doncaster, Parkinson has chose to remind his players of some key pointers from the Rochdale match, and he knows the same effort and application will be required again if City want to pick up another away-day victory.

Parkinson said: "We sat down with the players this (Friday) morning and just reminded them of some of the factors that got us that (Rochdale) win.

"We wanted to make sure the lads knew about all the different aspects that helped us pick up that victory and exactly what is needed from them again.

"The aim now is certainly to try and replicate that display again.

"I thought the Rochdale performance, especially in the second period, was probably as good a performance as we've put in this season so far.

"I'm sure the City fans will be out in their numbers again come Saturday and we can go to Doncaster in a positive frame of mind.

"Now is the time for us to look to push on in the league.

"We've shown in spells so far (this season) that we are a decent side but we need to show that consistency now.

"We've got a busy period coming up over the next month or so and we have to see this as a great opportunity for us."

Kyel Reid is expected to be fit after a recent stomach bug that ruled him out of Tuesday's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at home to Barnsley.

Strikers James Hanson and Luke James are a doubt for the Doncaster match, however, due to similar illness.

Like City, Doncaster haven't played a league fixture in two weeks after their match last weekend was also postponed due to international call-ups.

Despite Darren Ferguson being named as Doncaster's new boss this Friday morning, experienced defender Rob Jones - who had been taking charge of Rovers as interim manager recently ahead of Ferguson's appointment - is expected to remain in the dug-out for the visit of City this Saturday.

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