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26 January 2024

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26 January 2024

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Sam Stubbs is motivated to help turn the Bantams' fortunes around, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to The County Ground to face Swindon Town.

After six games without a win in the league, Stubbs wants City to get back on the right track, hoping that can start with their visit to Wiltshire.

City’s No.15 reflected on Tuesday’s 1-1 draw at the University of Bradford Stadium, admitting it was a disappointing result, but that the Bantams will be looking at the positives from the game, whilst eliminating the negative sides of the performance.

“We are motivated,” he said.

“We want to be picking up results and this is the time of the season that you have to perform, that you have to be picking up victories to take you up the table.

“Just overall, we are motivated to make the next six, and the rest of the season's, results much better.

“It was a disappointing result, (on Tuesday). At home, we expect to win. They had a gameplan and we got caught up in it.

“We were not at our best, but as always we will watch it back, take the positives, eliminate the negatives and move onwards.”

The 25-year old insists the scoreline is the most important statistic and, while understanding the Bantams are on track in certain metrics of the game, is aware that adding the finishing touches to their performances is essential in yielding more positive results. 

“The most important stat is the scoreline,” Stubbs added.

“As players, we can see that we are not far off, that we do not need to change much. There are no panic stations.

“We just need to improving minor things, that will lead to us scoring more goals. Scoring goals is the hardest thing in football, and we will come good with the goals.”

The former Exeter man stated that Bantams boss Graham Alexander has challenged his side to improve over the course of the next few games, laying down the gauntlet for City’s squad as they enter the second half of the season.

Stubbs views the challenge as a positive one, and is determined to use it to help rise to the expectations and change City's fortunes. 

He continued: “That is the expectation on you as a footballer. Especially playing at this club, you have to win games.

“The gaffer is challenging us as a team to go out there and prove ourselves.

“If we get more positive results in this next period of games, then we can look back on it as a positive. It is on us to take the challenge, and improve as a team as a result of it.”

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