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17 March 2023

Match Previews


17 March 2023

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Brad Halliday highlighted the importance of a strong defensive record and how City are aiming to keep it up, ahead of tomorrow's visit of Hartlepool United. 

City’s No.2 discussed spirits being high in the squad, and how he and his team-mates want to keep the high standards they set for themselves, heading into the business end of the season. 

“It is something we take massive pride in,” Halliday said.

“The more clean sheets we can get, the better it is for us. We know it means we will not be losing games.

“In our last 11 games, we have only lost once. Our defence makes it difficult for teams to beat us.

“If you are not conceding goals, at worst, you are drawing games. It gives us a great platform to build on.

“Spirits are high. We could have done better in our last two games, but we are unbeaten, so we will take that as a positive and move forward.

“Going into the last 11 games of the season, we are in a good position.

“We have high expectations and we set high standards every day in training. We then want to replicate that come matchday.

“We have to keep our standards high, and demand more from each other.”

The right-back reflected on the recent demands of a busy period of games and the subsequent effects on his body, and after making the most of a week's rest, he aims to play as much as he can. 

Halliday acknowledges that this is not going to be an easy game for City, but believes the Bantams have the quality to overcome any potential damage the Pools could cause them.

“I want to play every game, every minute,” he added.

“To have the numbers I have is brilliant, and I hope it continues.

“I was a little sore after the recent Saturday and Tuesday fixtures, but that is just the demand of the league. I am rested now. 

“It is not going to be an easy game, it is going to be difficult. They are down there fighting for every point, and the same goes for us, at the opposite end of the table.

“Every game is different and difficult at the same time, and we know going into every game there are going to be challenges.

“It is about how we overcome them and get the three points, and I believe we have enough within our team to beat them.”

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