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13 September 2019

Club News


13 September 2019

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Gary Bowyer has challenged his Bantams to maintain the same levels of character and desire shown last time out, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Walsall.

City fought until the end of a dramatic contest at home to Northampton Town on Saturday to record a late 2-1 victory, after trailing until the 77th minute.

And the Bantams boss is calling for consistency as his side prepare for their trip to the Banks’s Stadium (3.00pm).

Bowyer said: "The Northampton match showed the fight and character we have in the squad - which we have spoken a lot about.

"Regardless of the scoreline, we need to be fighting for the full 90 minutes to give ourselves the best chance of winning football matches.

"We must always have the faith for the full length of the game, and this weekend will be no different.

"We are heading to Walsall full of confidence and belief, on the back of what we did against Northampton, and cannot wait to get going again."

Following the recent closure of the transfer window, the City chief has had the opportunity to place more energy into preparing for his side’s visit to the Midlands.

Despite this, Bowyer is expecting to be greeted with a tough challenge by the Bantams' fellow Sky Bet League Two newcomers.

He added: "The atmosphere this week was really noticeable in terms of how we were able to have a quiet week off the pitch, without having to worry about things like signings.

"There has been a calm mood around the training ground and everyone has been much more relaxed and focussed on the task ahead.

"The phone has remained nice and quiet - there have only been three or four agents’ calls I have had to deal with.

"But we are still well-aware of the challenge Walsall will provide. They are rebuilding with a new manager and have recruited well, with a lot of new players.

"We know what kind of test we are going to be faced with and are expecting another very tough game."

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