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7 May 2022



7 May 2022

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Mark Hughes issued his thanks to the City supporters after a record-breaking crowd turned out to roar them on to a 2-0 victory over Carlisle United.

The 18,283 Bantams in attendance enjoyed a winning display, on the day City marked the 37th anniversary of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster with their annual memorial fixture. 

City manager Hughes was pleased to be able to send them home for the season with three-straight wins, and is encouraged ahead of 2022/23. 

He said: “Since I walked through the door, I have had huge support from everybody. It is never taken for granted, and is always appreciated by everybody connected to the club.

“It is a simple equation. If we give them good performances filled with desire and attacking intent, and the players are committed to doing the best they can in a Bradford City shirt, we will get a reaction.

“Every man, woman and child will be behind us in this stadium. That is the intention for everybody connected to the club.

“A lot of the teams have been involved in big games today, winning championships and promotion. We need to be in that mix, not others.”

On the club’s annual memorial fixture remembering the victims of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster, the Welshman touched on the significance of the occasion.

Hughes described how it felt to be a part of the reflection and believes that the performance was befitting of the setting.

He added: “We are all very conscious of the impact of the fire, not only on the club but the surrounding community as well.

“Every year - rightly so - it gets remembered and we pay our respects. The performance, I felt, was at an appropriate level.

“We will do it again on Wednesday when we come together at the annual memorial service.

“It is a huge part of the club. They will always be remembered by people wearing the Bradford City shirt.”

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