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4 July 2016

Club News


4 July 2016

The football club are delighted to officially announce the appointment of two new members to manager Stuart McCall's coaching staff.

Fitness and Conditioning Coach Robert Lossau, 50, and Goalkeeping Coach Steve Banks, 44, have both joined up with the Bantams ahead of the new season.

Lossau (pictured right) has been working with McCall and assistant Kenny Black recently to plan the club's pre-season programme.

The German, who has previously held a similar position at Bundesliga club VFL Wolfsburg, arrived at the club following a thorough recruitment process.

Along with Wolfsburg, the highly experienced coach has also worked with both the German national team and other international sporting organisations thus bringing with him a different level of elite performance and contacts to the role.

After assessing a number of candidates, both McCall and the club's owners were in agreement that Lossau was the right man to help City's players with their preparations for the forthcoming 2015/2016 campaign.

Fellow new recruit Banks (pictured left) moves to City having spent last season as Blackpool's goalkeeping coach.

Before his move to Bloomfield Road, the former custodian also enjoyed a highly successful two-year spell as player/coach in the Scottish Premier League with St Johnstone. 

While north of the border, Banks acted as a goalkeeping coach for a period at Hearts as well.

The London-born shot-stopper continued to be registered as a player for St Johnstone until his departure for Blackpool in 2015.

After starting his career at West Ham United, Banks played for a total of eleven different clubs, including a nine-game loan period with the Bantams in 2002.

During his time at Valley Parade, Banks made himself a popular figure among the City supporters by saving two penalties in two games against Norwich City and Reading respectively.

Banks' penalty save from Norwich's Iwan Roberts was particularly important to the Bantams as the injury-time stop helped secure a 2-1 home victory.

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