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1 December 2016

Bantams boss Stuart McCall says he has no concerns about the intensity of training waning this week despite the prospect of no competitive game this Saturday.

After losing their Emirates FA Cup first round tie at the beginning of last month, City have no match scheduled for this weekend.

McCall's men are actually not due back in action until their Checkatrade Trophy round two tie with Cambridge United at the Northern Commercials Stadium next Wednesday.

The Bantams chief will give his players the weekend off to help recharge their batteries ahead of the busy festive schedule coming up at the end of the month. But that is only after they've put in some hard graft at the training ground first.

McCall said: "We've got a great bunch of players here that really enjoy training.

"We have a lot of work to get through this week. It is not just running though, it is developing and working on things.

"We'll probably have a game among ourselves as well at some point with three periods of twenty-five minutes.

"We did have a behind-closed-doors game arranged for the Tuesday but that had to be cancelled.

"Last Saturday at Swindon was disappointing but we have moved on now. 

"The plan is to give the lads the weekend off, an opportunity for some of them to go to France, Ireland, Germany etc and see their families.

"Once we come back in on the Monday though, we will be fully focused on our game in the Checkatrade Trophy and Charlton Athletic in the league."

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