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DONALDSON POSITIVE AHEAD OF CHELTENHAM CLASH

27 January 2020

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Clayton Donaldson insists he and his team-mates are maintaining a positive mindset - ahead of tomorrow evening’s meeting with Cheltenham Town.

The Bantams will be looking to return to winning ways following Saturday’s defeat at Mansfield Town.

Though the fit-again striker has acknowledged the defeat and performance and has confidence Gary Bowyer’s men can respond against the Robins.

The 35-year-old said: “We were out-battled and out-fought at Mansfield, which is criminal in football.

“You do not want too many of those games and maybe only suffer two or three per season.

“We were disappointed and only have ourselves to blame and need to make sure we put it right on Tuesday. We are determined to react well.

“We need to have our mindset right and be looking forward to keep working.

"We are still in the play-off positions with plenty of points to play for.

“It is a long season and, thankfully, we still have plenty of opportunities to put this right.”

The former Bolton Wanderers man made his first appearance in claret and amber since October at the One Call Stadium, having suffered a substantial injury setback.

Donaldson expressed his delight in returning to action and is looking forward to playing an important role over the remainder of City’s season.

“It was a great feeling to be back out on the grass, on Saturday,” the Bradford-born frontman added.

“It has been a long time coming after a lengthy lay-off and it was great to have returned.

“I am here for the cause and am looking forward to making even more appearances.

“It has been very frustrating and very tough having to watch from the sidelines when your team-mates are playing.

“I have just had to show my mental strength, stay positive and try to rally the boys as much as possible.”

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