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11 November 2021

Derek Adams insists the presence of national television cameras adds extra incentive for his players - ahead of Saturday's trip to Port Vale. 

The Bantams boss highlighted the importance of composure in front of the Sky cameras - as well as competing against in-form sides, as his side face the second-placed Valiants. 

Adams believes his team's strong showing against then-third-placed Swindon Town, and table-toppers Forest Green, will help them in their attempts to get a result at Vale Park.

He said: “For our players to play in front of the cameras, it is always an exciting one.

“It is great exposure for the players, and for Bradford City as a whole.

“We have to show we can go there and play. We did well against Swindon, Forest Green and Exeter. We have shown we can compete.

“We are undefeated against the teams that are up there, and so want to go to Port Vale and put in another good performance.”

Adams also insisted Abo Eisa and Liam Ridehalgh’s return to training, coupled with the return of Lee Angol and Niall Canavan, will only improve his side's chances of competing as the winter months approach.

The increase in options for the Scot has encouraged him ahead of a busy period of fixtures - with a trip to Stoke-on-Trent immediately facing his side. 

The City chief added: “The competition for places has increased. We are getting back to a full squad.

“We have a very competitive side and, with these players coming back, it really helps.

“We are much stronger as a unit with a fully-fit side, and we are getting to that stage again.

“It gives us options and, as a manager, that is what you want, having options all over the pitch.”

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