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O'DONNELL: 'WE ARE PROGRESSING WELL'

4 October 2018

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City stopper Richard O’Donnell says the Bantams are “progressing well” ahead of Saturday’s visit of Sunderland (3.00pm).

The 30-year-old, who arrived at the Northern Commercials Stadium in the summer, has played a key role in City’s recent successes.

O’Donnell has kept clean sheets as David Hopkin’s men have taken four points from their last two Sky Bet League One outings.

And the former Walsall and Wigan goalkeeper is hoping the Bantams can pick up from where they left off - this weekend - following Tuesday’s hard-fought victory over Wimbledon.

“We are progressing well and the last few games have been great to be a part of,” said O’Donnell.

“The gaffer has come in and demanded a tightening up at the back, starting with clean sheets.

“We are beginning to deliver on that front and the results are coming for us.

“The gaffer knows we have players at the other end of the pitch who can go and score goals, so by offering a solid platform we give ourselves the best chance of winning.

“The Wimbledon victory was a real team effort. Everyone threw their bodies on the line. We wanted to get what was a crucial three points.

“To get the result was great and everything feels very positive leading into the game against Sunderland. 

“We need the supporters to really get behind us on Saturday. It will give us a massive boost in what will be arguably our toughest game of the season.”

Meanwhile, midfielder Jim O’Brien has been ruled out for up to six weeks.

The Scot suffered a torn hamstring during Tuesday’s victory over Wimbledon and scans have revealed the full extent of the former Barnsley man’s injury.

Alex Jones and Josh Wright returned to full training this morning and are back in contention to feature for the Bantams.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are selling fast and can be purchased by CLICKING HERE or visiting the Northern Commercials Stadium during normal office hours.


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