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COLLINS CONTENT AS CITY SEE OFF SHEFFIELD

24 July 2018

Bradford City ran out impressive 3-0 winners over a Sheffield Wednesday XI this afternoon.

The pre-season friendly was played behind closed doors against a strong Wednesday side, including first-team players David Jones, Steve Fletcher and George Boyd.

The Bantams raced into an early lead and doubled their advantage before half-time.

Despite a host of second-half changes being made, City added to their tally and kept a clean sheet.

Bradford head coach Michael Collins was pleased with his side's efforts, insisting the Bantams are progressing well.

"We are continuing to develop and are seeing more and more progress as we go along," said the City boss.

"The messages are slowly getting through and the lads have gone out there today and applied what we have practised, while keeping a clean sheet.

"It was a very pleasing run-out and we are happy with what we have got out of the 90 minutes.

"I keep stressing to the players, whether it is behind closed doors or at Valley Parade, these games allow opportunities for the guys to go out and impress.

"Everybody is giving everything they possibly can, in training and in games, and competition for places is healthy.

"Today was a good building block but we will not get carried away. We are happy with where we are at."

Sean Scannell opened the scoring on seven minutes and City's latest recruit played in a lofted cross for fellow newcomer Sherwin Seedorf to make it 2-0 just past the half-hour.

Nathaniel Knight-Percival replaced Matt Kilgallon for the second half.

And in the minutes which followed Jack Payne hit the bar with a superb header from an inch-perfect Seedorf cross.

Tyrell Robinson, Ryan McGowan, Luca Colville, Jordan Gibson, George Sykes-Kenworthy, Connor Wood and Kai Bruenker were all introduced during the closing 35 minutes.

And victory was sealed when George Miller got on the end of a Payne pass to score.

BANTAMS:
Richard O'Donnell
Joe Riley
Adam Chicksen
Josh Wright
Anthony O'Connor
Matt Kilgallon
Sean Scannell
Hope Akpan
George Miller
Jack Payne
Sherwin Seedorf

SUBS:
George Sykes-Kenworthy
Nathaniel Knight-Percival
Tyrell Robinson
Ryan McGowan
Luca Colville
Jordan Gibson
Kai Bruenker
Ellis Hudson
Connor Wood


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