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11 September 2017

Club News


11 September 2017

Bantams boss Stuart McCall says he could look to freshen his side up for Tuesday's trip to Oxford United in an attempt to keep City's winning run going.

McCall has named the same side for the last two games, with City securing impressive victories against Bristol Rovers and Peterborough United in the two matches.

Despite City's recent run of form though, McCall says he will look into the possiblity of making changes given the fairly quick turnaround between Saturday's Peterborough game and Tuesday's match at Oxford.

McCall will have to make at least one enforced change to the starting XI that began at the ABAX Stadium due to Adam Chicksen's red card late on in the game.

McCall said: "I think probably the most pleasing thing for me from training today (Monday) is the fact that the four strikers who were on the bench on Saturday (Omari Patrick, Paul Taylor, Shay McCartan and Alex Jones) all trained well and looked really sharp.

"You can tell they are raring to go if called upon. It is certainly something we will need to look into - whether we freshen it up or not.

"We did it a lot last season for Tuesday games directly after Saturday matches.

"It is something we will definitely have to consider this time around, especially due to the fact that we'll have done a lot of travelling by Tuesday night given the two back-to-back away games.

"Looking at training this morning, certainly the forward-thinking players have given us food for thought.

"We have the GPS data systems now that we use for training and some matches, so we can see that the lads are working at high intensity.

"I've seen Oxford's game from Saturday (a 3-0 home win over Gillingham) and they made changes around the hour mark, so they might look to freshen things up themselves on Tuesday.

"Oxford are playing some good attacking football at this moment in time so we'll have to be fresh and ready for this match."

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