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10 March 2022

Match Previews


10 March 2022

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Mark Hughes is looking for more possession and energy from his side, ahead of Saturday’s trip to league leaders Forest Green Rovers. 

The Bantams visit the Fully Charged New Lawn on Saturday looking for their first three points under Hughes, in the new City manager’s maiden away trip in charge. 

Hughes is looking for his side to punish teams more when on the ball, and was pleased to get another positive week of training under the players' belts. 

He said “I have been pleased with the amount of technical ability in the group, and want us to play with more possession and passing than we are at the moment.

“Going down the road of more possession and asking more questions of other teams by keeping the ball will help us in the long term.

“It is about quickly recognising what the group is best served to accomplish. We have just been assessing the squad over the last couple of weeks. 

“We have had another productive week on the grass, and done further work today which will lend itself to the weekend’s game. Obviously, we want a result at the end of it, to quantify that.”

Hughes is anticipating a difficult challenge from the team sat top of the Sky Bet League Two table, though feels the Bantams are well-equipped to provide threats of their own. 

He added: “Forest Green are a good side and are top of the pile.

“It is not an easy game for our first away trip, but I am looking forward to it and will be a good test for us.

“I want to see us build on the performance from last week. They are a good team, who are there on merit.

“They are a threat, we understand that, but we have things we can do that they will be concerned about. 

“We will set a different type of problem for them, different to what they might have thought three or four weeks ago.”

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