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POLEON | THE HARD WORK BEGINS NOW

9 August 2017

Bantams attacker Dominic Poleon wants to build on his encouraging start to the new campaign after netting his first goal in City colours.

Following an eye-catching display off the bench against Blackpool in the season opener at the weekend, Poleon capped off his first start for the Bantams with a well-taken strike in Tuesday's Carabao Cup Round 1 tie with Doncaster Rovers.

Poleon's quick start to life as Bantam will be all the more encouraging for the striker after he missed a period of pre-season due to an ankle injury.

With fellow forwards Omari Patrick and Alex Jones also putting down a marker in the early days of the new season, plus the likes of Charlie Wyke and Paul Taylor working their way back to full fitness, Poleon knows he cannot rest on his laurels though.

Poleon said: "As a player, you pride yourself on your performances.

"I just want to kick on now and keep putting in performances. I want to try and lock down a position in the team.

"The aim has to be to keep playing well and keep scoring.

"If I'm not starting a game, I have to be ready to come off the bench and do my stuff.

"I was disappointed on Saturday (vs Blackpool) not to get at least one goal.

"Tonight (Tuesday) though, I've got 90 (minutes) under my belt and I've also managed to get a goal.

"I try to use my power and pace to get past people and I work on my finishing as well.

"It worked in my favour for the goal tonight.

"I missed the back end of pre-season which put me out of contention to start against Blackpool.

"I got fifteen minutes in that game though, and that is credit to the work of Chris (Royston) and Dayle (Avison) in our physio department.

"To get the 90 minutes now is important to me. It is a big thing to get through when you've been injured and missed some training."


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