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17 September 2021

Match Previews


17 September 2021

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Gareth Evans insists the Bantams must be “more clinical” in front of goal – heading into tomorrow’s meeting with Barrow.

City sit seventh in Sky Bet League Two after seven matches, remaining unbeaten in each of their three league outings on home soil thus far.

Evans - who is closing in on 100 league starts in claret and amber – is confident goals will come, should he and his team-mates continue performing the way they are.

The midfielder said: “We just have to be that bit more clinical in front of goal.

“Our performances have been positive but, ultimately, we have to carve teams open to the point where it is impossible for the goalkeeper to save the chances we are creating.

“It is just important to keep working as hard as we are in training, and I am sure the results will come.”

Evans, who has found his place in a slightly deeper role under Derek Adams, is looking forward to the prospect of starting his third-successive game tomorrow.

The former Portsmouth man is enjoying life working with his new manager, and adjusting to playing in different positions and different systems.

Evans added: “I have really enjoyed working with the gaffer. It has been hard work, to say the least, but that is what he expects of his teams.

“My role is a little bit more defensive and conservative, in the way I am playing.

“I am not breaking into the box as much as I possibly was at Portsmouth, where I was playing as a No.10, or even last season here, where I was playing on the left of a three.

“That is the way the manager has seen me since he has come into the building, and I have sat a little bit deeper.

“I am more than happy to do that, but am happy to play wherever on the pitch - as long as I am in a Bradford City shirt.”

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