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2 December 2022

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2 December 2022

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Harry Lewis insists the Bantams are fearless heading into the weekend, as he hopes to give league leaders Leyton Orient a tough game on Saturday. 

The City stopper admits he feels refreshed after consecutive defeats were followed by a weekend off, but feels his side's camp is stronger than ever as they look to return to winning ways in East London. 

Lewis said: “We know we are in for a tough game. It is up to us to rise to the occasion.

“Northampton was a massive opportunity and we let ourselves down. But, we have have another chance to show a team who are top of the league what we can do. 

“Maybe I am biased, but I believe we are the strongest team in the league, and we need to play with that bullish attitude. We are not scared of anybody.

“I was mentally drained after the Northampton and Salford defeats, so to have a few days away helped us so much.

“It gave us a mental refresh, which was important, and I definitely benefited a lot from that.

“We all work hard when there is hard work to be done, and there is a big task ahead on Saturday.”

The Bantams' No.1 also praised the depth and quality of the defensive unit in front of him, as injuries and suspensions had caused Hughes to shuffle the pack.

The 24-year-old is determined to use City's confidence away from home against the high-flying O’s and knows the Bantams have to start strongly against Saturday's hosts.

He added: “Our squad depth is hugely important to us. A few lads have slotted in and out, but I trust them all absolutely.

“That defensive unit is massive. It is so important to me that we are all on the same wavelength.

“I would like to think I am a demanding goalkeeper and have a good handle of what they want and expect from me.

“Our away record is very good. Winning 10 out of 11 shows we are not scared of any side in this division.

“Too many of us did not have a good game against Northampton. We cannot afford to have a slow start.

“We have to be all over them from the first minute."

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