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BOWYER EXCITED FOR HOME RETURN

20 September 2019

Gary Bowyer admits he "cannot wait" to return to the Utilita Energy Stadium tomorrow afternoon - for City's visit of Carlisle United.

The Bantams' last two fixtures have come away from home - against Walsall and Cheltenham Town.

And Bowyer believes the return to BD8 will spur his side on against the Cumbrians, with the City faithful also able to play their part.

The Bantams boss said: "It will be nice to be back at home in front of our own supporters, especially after being away for our previous two matches.

"Our last home performance - against Northampton Town - will give the players a lot of encouragement, heading into Saturday.

"We cannot wait to be back in front of our fans and hope they can play their part - as they have done week in, week out, this season.

"They were fantastic against Northampton and, in the end, pushed us over the line. We are hoping they are able to have a similar effect, tomorrow."

The Bantams boss expects Carlisle to present another difficult challenge upon their visit to West Yorkshire, but insists it will come as no suprise. 

After being full of praise for manager Steven Pressley, Bowyer has spoken of the high standards of this division and is adamant each opponent will present a unique test.

He added: "Carlisle are a very good team with some great players.

"They carry a threat at the top end of the pitch and have a good manager who has done well at this level, and higher.

"It will be a challenge, again, but I will be saying this every week about each team we face, this season.

"It is a very competitive league and whoever we play always presents a challenge, for us. 

"It is up to ourselves to overcome the challenges put in front of us and find solutions to them."

Tickets are still available to purchase for tomorrow’s clash and can be purchased from the ticket office at the Utilita Energy Stadium, or by CLICKING HERE.


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