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HORNBY READY FOR ‘MASSIVE’ NEWPORT CLASH

9 March 2021

Sam Hornby insists each game the Bantams will contest between now and the end of the season is a “massive” one - ahead of this evening’s meeting with Newport County. 

City travel to the Cardiff City Stadium to take on the Exiles, who currently sit four points above Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ side in sixth. 

Hornby feels tonight’s match is as important as any other, and is wary of the threat Michael Flynn’s men will present. 

He said: “Every game is massive, between now and the end of the season, and we are fully aware of that.

“We know we did not play our best football against Bolton, so there was a bit of encouragement to take from that in the dressing room after the game, because we still managed to take a point.

“Newport are a good team with a lot of experience in their ranks. 

“They are up there near the top of the table for a reason, and we will have to be at our best to get a result again.”

Having started in each of the Bantams’ past 11 outings, Hornby has praised the competition currently within City’s goalkeeping department. 

With captain Richard O’Donnell now back fully fit, the 26-year-old is relishing the battle for the No.1 jersey, between the pair of them and January recruit Will Huffer. 

The former Port Vale stopper added: “It is massive to have bodies and competition in this department. 

“You need depth and a good team, and we have that now, particularly in the goalkeeping department. 

“We have three good goalies and we all have a strong relationship. 

“It is great to have all three of us fit and competing for the shirt, and that is bringing the best out of all of us.”

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