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1 February 2019

Club News


1 February 2019

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David Hopkin insists he will not ring the changes for tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One game against Wycombe Wanderers.

Billy Clarke and Jacob Butterfield joined the club yesterday - on transfer deadline day - and the pair have travelled with the squad for the Bantams' February 2 clash.

Victory could see City rise as high as 17th on the league ladder, though manager Hopkin insists his side are expecting another stern test.

“We have almost a full squad of players to choose from and those who came in yesterday will be with us at Wycombe.

“Tomorrow we will have a bench which is packed full of quality, providing plenty of options in terms of the starting 11.

“It is important we don’t make too many changes, however, as Billy and Jacob only arrived last night - and their first training session will be on a 4G field due to the snow.

“We head to Wycombe with confidence and are looking forward to the task at hand.

“Gareth Ainsworth has done a great job at Wycombe and they have taken to the division like a duck to water.

“They are fit and organised. It will be a tough game and Wycombe will pose a lot of problems for us.”

Hopkin has spoken of how the Bantams deadline day efforts continued until late last night.

The City boss is hoping to complete the permanent signing of David Ball in the “coming weeks” - and is pleased with the shape of his squad as the final stages of the season begin.

He added: “We were working right up until the deadline last night - and we are, overall, happy with the squad we now have in place.

“January is a tough window. It is hard to get players in and out and we have had to work very hard.

“Financially, we have had to ensure things are right for the club’s sake.

“It was important we kept the loan players we had and we had to work very hard to keep them at the club.

“A few things didn’t materialise for us but we are in a stronger position than we were at the start of the month.

“The squad is well balanced and the players we have brought in will blend in brilliantly.”

Supporters can pay on the gate tomorrow, with admission priced at £22 (adults), £19 (seniors), £17 (young adults), £13 (juniors) and £2 (under-12s).

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