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18 February 2022

Match Previews


18 February 2022

City midfielder Callum Cooke believes the Bantams have an opportunity to start afresh under caretaker manager Mark Trueman, ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Oldham Athletic.

After Derek Adams was relieved of his duties earlier this week, Cooke spoke of his anticipation for a fresh start with a new man at the helm.

City’s trip to Oldham will offer a platform for Trueman’s side to return to winning ways, and Cooke is looking forward to the encounter. 

He said: “There are 15 games left, and that means there are a lot of points to play for.

“When Mark came in last year, I hit a good run of form and hopefully I can do that again and be the catalyst to get us back in the play-off hunt.

“We need to start winning games and string a few wins together. When you are winning it breeds confidence.

“It is all about the fundamentals: hard work, what it means to wear the shirt and to play for Bradford City.”

City's No.8 is in line for his 100th appearance for the club this Saturday, and made sure to mention the impact of supporters in his previous 99.

Cooke spoke of his admiration for the loyalty of a football fan and believes it is the job of the players to turn their form around and regain their adulation.

He added: “The fans have been excellent with us all season. I know at the minute they have been frustrated - and we are too.

“They follow us up and down the country. Whether it is Oldham or Exeter, they are always there with us.

“We feel their frustration. They pay their hard-earned money to come and watch us play football every week.

“There is expectation at every football club but we need to start delivering on the pitch because talk is cheap.”

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