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15 July 2023



15 July 2023

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Daniel Oyegoke reflected on last night’s 3-0 defeat against Getafe, and hoped the lessons learnt against the La Liga outfit will benefit the Bantams.

The on-loan Brentford right-back described the positive mood in the camp after a week of intense training in Alicante, and was pleased to see “partnerships forming on and off the pitch”.

“It was a good test for us, and learning from Getafe can stand us in good stead for the rest of the season,” he said.

“There were a few good moments from the boys, and you could see the partnerships beginning to form with the new players.

“Fundamentally, it was vital match fitness and training here in the heat every day. While we are certainly feeling the fatigue, we are a whole lot fitter.

“You can feel the relationships forming on and off the pitch. It makes it easier for new players to come in and for the players already here to make new friendships.

“It has been a highlight of this trip meeting the new players and staff. Getting to know them as people as well as colleagues is refreshing.”

The young defender enjoyed another experience of the City supporters, as over 200 Bantams cheered on Mark Hughes' men at Oliva Nova, and is looking forward to the prospect of “making some more memories” with them.

With two games ticked off in City’s pre-season schedule, Oyegoke is aiming to keep improving and take the team as far as possible, after what he assessed was a “successful week” in Spain.

“These fans are bonkers, but they are the best,” Oyegoke beamed.

“I have enjoyed my two experiences of playing in front of them, and am looking forward to making some more memories with them.

“All of these tests will help us to keep pushing and improving next season, and although we did not win, it has been a very successful week for preparing for the new season.”

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