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7 October 2021

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7 October 2021

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Derek Adams is determined for his side to build on Saturday's victory against Rochdale - by picking up three points against Newport County at Rodney Parade.

The Bantams travel to South Wales in search of their first victory away to County since 1985, and will look to capitalise on the momentum built on the back of Saturday’s win.

Adams insists his side are desperate to pick up where they left off when visiting the Exiles, who recently parted company with manager and former Bantam Michael Flynn - after a four-and-a-half-year association.

He said: “We go into every game aiming to win it. 

“Newport come in off a good victory last week against Scunthorpe United - but we had a good win at home as well.

“Michael Flynn has left and he did a good job for them, guiding them to two play-off finals.

“Their assistant manager came in and made four changes last week. I do not think a lot more will change in terms of personnel, but time will tell.”

The Bantams chief also re-iterated his stance on the value of hard work within the ranks, and how he is getting closer to the approach he wants to employ. 

He suggested the squad are intensifying their training, in accordance with his managerial style.

Adams added: “It takes time to change the environment and the ethos at a new club.

“I sat down with the sports scientists and showed them what level I need to be working at.

“I have got to be patient and understand that it takes time to get to these levels. The fitter you are, the longer you are going to stay fit, and we need to get into a position where the players are fit enough.

“In all walks of life, you have to do the hard yards to get success - there is no easy way to success.”

Tickets for Saturday's trip are still on general sale - until 9.00AM ON FRIDAY. CLICK HERE for full details. 

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