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6 October 2023

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6 October 2023

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City's caretaker player-manager Kevin McDonald is firmly focused on the task at hand, ahead of tomorrow's visit of Swindon Town. 

The Scot met with the media this afternoon for the first time since taking the reins from Mark Hughes earlier this week. 

At the end of what has been a whirlwind week for McDonald, his priority is now ensuring the Bantams are ready for their return to the University of Bradford Stadium tomorrow. 

“The mood is okay, it is never nice seeing a manager lose his job,” he said.

“As professionals, you have to do a job, and you get paid to perform. The mood is okay, and we will be okay.

“We have to move forward, and that starts on Saturday. The players are buying in to what we want to do.

“It has been very hectic, but we have just been preparing for Swindon and focusing on the football.

“We have had a look at Swindon and what can we do to hurt them, and it is up to us to go and show what we can do.

“Hopefully, we can bring some energy to the team and set them up to go and win the game.”

McDonald elaborated on what he described as an "honour" to be given the opportunity to lead the Bantams.

Despite it being unexpected, the 34-year-old is ready to attack the job for however long it is his. 

He added: “As you can imagine to been chaotic.

“It has settled down now, and we are now focusing on preparing for Saturday.

“It was an unexpected call, that is for sure.

“I was surprised, but it is one where if I can help the team and help the club, I am happy to fill in until someone else is appointed.

“I have signed here as a player and that is what I intend to be. I will go in to management but first and foremost I came as a player and want to make the most of my career.

“But it was an honour to even get that call, and is about helping the club.”

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