Derek Adams is looking forward to turning his and his side’s attention to the intensity of more football-based work - during this week’s pre-season training camp in Scotland.
The Bantams arrived at their base on the outskirts of Glasgow yesterday afternoon, before enjoying downtime on the golf course.
Adams is now however looking forward to getting into the flow of football-based training, after an opening week of fitness-based work.
He said: “We have an opportunity to tie down what I am looking for from the squad. We have done a lot of fitness work, and the players are in good shape, but now we get down to the football work.
“Thursday, Friday and Saturday will all be football work, where we will be getting into the intensity of training and preparing for next week’s pre-season friendlies.
“It will be a beneficial trip for us, all being well, and we are just hoping the weather stays good to allow us to get the training in that we want to.
“We hope everyone comes through it injury free, but also has a good week worth of training and builds bonds with other members of the squad.”
Allowing the players time to relax upon arrival was something the City boss had always intended to do, and believes this will go a long way in helping his squad gel and bond ahead of the coming campaign.
He feels the environment and facilities at their Scottish base will be of benefit over the next few days, and hopes to be able to make the most of them.
Adams added: “Yesterday was a day off. We arrived a little after 2.00pm and the players played a little bit of golf after a very intense 10 days or so.
“The surroundings are brilliant, and it is only right to let them have some downtime after the work they have put in so far, which helps them gel together and form bods which will be important.
“We have got use of the swimming pool, gym and spa facilities - and the weather has been great so far.
“Where we are used to be the base for the Scottish national team, who used to come here and stay when on international duty, and we are using the same pitches as them.
“We have new players who we need to integrate into the squad and these kinds of trips are crucial in that.
“Having everyone together for 24 hours each day until Saturday is good, and will bring us all together a lot more.”
The Bantams will return home from the camp on Saturday afternoon, before preparing for their opening pre-season friendly - at Bradford (Park Avenue) - next Tuesday (July 13). Tickets for the encounter are SOLD OUT.