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13 August 2021

Match Previews


13 August 2021

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City manager Derek Adams insists he is focussed on nothing other than the task at hand, ahead of 'The Homecoming' against Oldham Athletic tomorrow. 

The Bantams return to the Utilita Energy Stadium in front of supporters for the first time in 17 months, with the action set to get underway from 3.00pm. 

Adams confessed his excitement ahead of the occasion, but was also adamant winning is the most important thing. 

He said: “We are all really looking forward to the game but, as great as the occasion will be, the most important thing is getting our first win of the season. 

“It will not be easy. Oldham are a very good team and we are well aware of their strengths. 

“We need to be at our best, and it is down to us to give our supporters something to cheer. 

“The majority of this squad has never played in front of our supporters in a competitive game, so it will be a special moment when they finally get to do this. 

“Playing in front of the supporters does add pressure, but I am confident this group of players can rise to the occasion.”

Adams was also eager to mention how much encouragement he has drawn from City’s opening two performances of the season. 

Despite not picking up any victories so far, the Scotsman is convinced results will pick up if the team keep performing like they have been. 

He added: “The results may not have gone in our favour, but I have been very encouraged with our performances in the first two games. 

“We have been the better team for large parts of both of them, but unfortunately we have not taken our opportunities. 

“Of course, this is something we need to improve on, but we have so many talented players in forward areas, it is bound to click sooner rather than later. 

“Once we get our first win, I am confident more of them will follow.”

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