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McDONALD ENCOURAGED BY SQUAD CHARACTER

12 October 2023

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McDONALD ENCOURAGED BY SQUAD CHARACTER

12 October 2023

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Kevin McDonald is hoping the Bantams continue to apply themselves in a strong manner, as they look for a third-consecutive victory in all competitions in Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two trip to AFC Wimbledon.

City’s caretaker player-manager described a “good headache” when picking his team for Saturday, as a much-changed City side claimed three points in the EFL Trophy Northern Group F in midweek against Grimsby, but insisted the aim is to secure another victory when travelling to London.

“We will continue to apply ourselves in the same way as we have done in the last two games,” he said in Thursday’s press conference at Woodhouse Grove.

“It has been hectic at times and really hard work, but it has been a good week. It is about following that up on Saturday.

“Personally, I like a bit of hard work - challenges can bring the best out of both staff and players. 

“The aim, as staff, is to put out a team that will win games, but we will do so in the right fashion. 

“I am proud of the output and character we have seen.

“The hardest part is weighing up who will play, with such a big squad. 

“It is a good headache to have. The players applied themselves well in midweek. 

“We have a good squad and we will try and repeat what we did in our last two games on Saturday.

The experienced Scot analysed the weekend’s hosts, who sit third in the division, and called for a “strong” and “imposing” start at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.

The 34-year-old recognised the best way to build momentum when climbing the table is to have a winning mentality, and admitted this will be key to getting the three points in South London.

“Speaking statistically, Wimbledon have got some of the best numbers in the league,” McDonald added.

“We need to start strong and impose our game on them early doors. 

“We are going there to win, and we have to maintain that mentality throughout. 

“It is hard to win games if you are not in the mindset to win.

“You have to build momentum in this league, and you cannot do that with the wrong mentality.”

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