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McCALL | CONFIDENCE LEVELS ARE GROWING

9 September 2017

Bantams boss Stuart McCall says City's confidence levels are on the rise after seeing his side pick up an eye-catching victory over previously unbeaten Peterborough United.

Against a Peterborough side who had been top going into the match, McCall's men rose to the challenge to deservedly claim their second away success of the season so far.

The Bantams scored three first half goals through Dominic Poleon, Romain Vincelot and Matthew Kilgallon to claim victory, making it thirteen goals in total for City in the last four matches.

Peterborough defender Jack Baldwin grabbed a goal back for the hosts midway through the second period but City weren't to be denied.

After their pleasing home success over Bristol Rovers last weekend via the same 3-1 scoreline, the Bantams' victory at Peterborough made it back-to-back victories for McCall's side.

McCall said: "We got the same as what we got last Saturday, a top performance and a top result.

"The lads are in a good place at the moment. They are performing, no-one let us down today (Saturday).

"There will clearly be ups and downs throughout the season, but there is definitely some belief and momentum building at the moment.

"We knew Peterborough have a number of threats, particularly with the strikers and (Marcus) Maddison, so I was delighted with both sides of our game.

"We were strong defensively when we needed to be and also good going forward.

"We've had to defend well at times, making two clearances off the line, but, equally, we had chances ourselves and could have scored more.

"For the belief and the confidence of the group, to come here and put in a performance like that and pick up a result like this is a big boost.

"If you look at a couple of weeks ago when we were lost a three-goal lead at Walsall, questions were asked.

"The lads have responded tremendously well to that though.

"They have rallied, trained really well and produced two great performances in these last two matches."

After collecting their fourth win in six league games, City's only low point of the day came in the final minute of normal time when Adam Chicksen was given his marching orders.

Eight minutes after receiving his first booking, Chicksen was dismissed following a late challenge inside Peterborough's half.

The left back will now miss Tuesday's trip to Oxford United.

McCall added: "In the heat of the game, Adam said that he had forgotten that he had already been booked when he went in for the challenge that got him his second yellow card.

"We will obviously have to make a change on Tuesday (vs Oxford United) but we'll have a look through our options for that one."


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