Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Match Previews


17 February 2022

Match Previews


17 February 2022

Caretaker manager Mark Trueman has his sights firmly set on changing City’s fortunes, ahead of Saturday’s trip to Oldham Athletic.

The Bantams parted ways with Derek Adams this week, with assistant manager Mark Trueman taking the helm on a temporary basis.

Trueman insisted his role is simply to rebuild confidence and find solutions to City’s difficulties this season. 

He said: “I will be taking it on a day-by-day basis. It is my job to prepare the players for Saturday, get a lift out of them and hopefully a result. 

“I have confidence in this group. We have got to build confidence within the squad and the way to do that is by winning football games.

“I will try not to change too much, but I will make a few tweaks. I have got different ways of playing. 

“The supporters want results and they want to see good performances. When Bradford City fans are behind, you they are your 12th man.”

The 34-year-old believes the importance of last season's experience, as well as a working knowledge of the squad, will stand him in good stead during his time in charge.

Trueman was elevated from City’s youth coaching team to take charge last season, and he believes his role as Adams’ assistant will ease the transitioning process. 

He added: “I have been working with these players alongside Derek all season. I already know what this group is about.

“I always thought that, if called upon again, I would use the experience of last season and learn from my mistakes.

“I am looking for a reaction from the players. It provides a clean slate for a lot of them.

“Every player who was not in the squad can see it as a chance to get in the team.”

Tickets for Saturday's clash are available until 4.00PM TOMORROW, by CLICKING HERE. They WILL NOT be available to purchase on matchday. Read full details HERE

Advertisement block

iFollow Next Match Tickets Contact