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HOPKIN: 'WE NEED TO IMPOSE OURSELVES FROM THE OFF'

12 October 2018

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David Hopkin is urging his Bantams to pick up where they left off when they travel to face Accrington Stanley tomorrow.

Last time out - in Sky Bet League One action - Hopkin’s men pushed Sunderland all the way on home soil, following a hard-fought away win over Wimbledon.

The City head coach praised those performances and is hoping to see more of the same tomorrow, at Accrington’s Wham Stadium (3.00pm).

“It is going to be a difficult game and Accrington are a team enjoying a pretty good run of late,” said Hopkin.

“They are a team who like to push forward, play good football and it is a hard place to go.

“We have to emulate the level of performance we delivered against Sunderland. It is a challenge we are very much looking forward to.

“Tomorrow is about getting back on track with our league campaign. We want to end the week on a high.”

With Josh Wright, Joe Riley and Alex Jones all back following injury lay-offs, Hopkin has a handful of options for the October 13 contest.

He added: “Competition for places is building and players are fighting for their place in the team.

“We don’t want to rush people back but it is great to have some options and a bit of a selection headache going into the game.

“The message, since coming back into training, has been about how we need to impose ourselves on the game.

“That is the challenge and we have prepared well. Training has been good and the players are ready. It is a game we are looking forward to.”

A limited number of seating and standing tickets remain available for the tie - and supporters can pay on the gate.

If you are yet to have collected your ticket, you will be able to do so from 12.00pm tomorrow at the Wham Stadium’s ticket office.


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