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20 March 2021

Match Previews


20 March 2021

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Conor Sellars feels the Bantams will approach this afternoon’s visit of Oldham Athletic with a “fresh mindset”, after a break from midweek action. 

City have gone seven days without a fixture for the first time in over a month - ahead of their meeting with the Latics - having fallen to defeat against Carlisle United last Saturday. 

Sellars does feel, however, that the week off has done the players good in allowing a period of rest, before concentration turned to bouncing back at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The Bantams’ joint manager said: “The players have had a bit of a rest, now, and - after a good week of training - we are ready to approach Oldham with a fresh mindset.

“The schedule has been quite unforgiving for a while, and we have spoken a lot about physical and mental fatigue, so it was beneficial to have a week without a Tuesday night game. 

“Last week’s defeat at Carlisle was another tough one to take, which makes us even more determined to get out there and show a response this weekend.

“It is still about us taking everything a game at a time, and just trying to win as many matches as we possibly can.”

Despite having faced the Lancashire-based outfit three times already this season in all competitions, Sellars admits it is impossible to predict what kind of a challenge they will bring. 

Having only had manager Keith Curle in the dugout for less than two weeks, he is expecting a difficult test, and one which his side must be ready for. 

Sellars added: “Keith Curle has had a few games in charge, now. He is an experienced manager who had a good playing career.

“We are trying to prepare as normal for what will be another difficult game.

“We think it will be a very different game to the ones we have already played against Oldham this season.

“Both sides have different managers and players from the last time we faced each other.”

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