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25 March 2021

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25 March 2021

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Anthony O’Connor has called for the Bantams to return to being “solid” and “difficult to beat” - ahead of Saturday’s trip to Colchester United. 

City are winless in five matches and travel to the JobServe Community Stadium on the back of a 2-0 defeat at Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night. 

But, having lost just once in Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ opening 15 matches in the dugout, the Irishman insists City must do all they can to get back to winning ways. 

He said: “We need to get back to being solid and difficult to beat again. 

“Not long after the two managers took over, we were in a good place where we were finding ways to win, and recently that has not really been the case. 

“We knew we were not unbeatable, but in a lot of games this season we have been very hard to beat, and that helped us pick up some important results. 

“We have come a long way, but need to get back to how we were playing before. 

“We know one victory can change a lot of things, and so that is what we are aiming to get back to doing.”

Despite a challenging run of matches in claret and amber, O’Connor has full confidence in he and his team-mates to ensure they finish the season strongly. 

The defender feels, given where the side has been at points this season, they have the experience and determination to successfully turn their fortunes. 

He added: “We have been in hard positions before, and managed to come out of them. 

“We all fully believe we have what it takes inside the dressing room to turn our form, as we have already done it at points throughout the season, if you look at where we were in November and December. 

“We have spoken as players and do not just want the season to fizzle out and come to an end. 

“It is important we stop this rot as quickly as we can, and that is what we have to do on Saturday.”

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