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MELLOR LOOKING TO EXTEND WINNING RUN

5 March 2020

Kelvin Mellor is determined for he and his team-mates to carry the momentum built last week into Saturday’s game against Salford City (3.00pm).

The Bantams go in hunt of their second-straight victory upon their first-ever trip to the Peninsula Stadium, following a confidence-boosting win over high-flying Plymouth Argyle.

The defender sees the visit to Lancashire as an opportunity to build upon their last result and brush up on the side’s form away from home.

He said: “There has been a really good vibe around the training ground after Saturday’s game.

“We did well against Plymouth, dug in and dealt with their threats comfortably.

“There were a lot of positives to take from it and we were all very pleased, so it is now up to us to keep it going.

“Salford have obviously got a very strong squad and strengthen with every transfer window so we will have to be at our best against them.

“We know our away form has not been good enough and Saturday has to be the start of us turning that around. Hopefully, this can be the start of another winning run for us.”

Playing his first game in over a month against the Pilgrims, Mellor was delighted to be back on the field.

Initially injured when manager Stuart McCall returned to the club, the former Blackpool right-back has spoken highly of the effect the City chief has had, and is looking forward to another run in the side.

The 29-year-old added: “It is always great to be able to help the team - especially towards a good win - and I am delighted to be back.

“The new manager has been great and has looked to play expansive football on the front foot, which I have really enjoyed getting used to.

“It was perhaps going to be a little difficult for myself, being injured when he took over, but he has been great and has taken the time to get to know me, which helps on the pitch.

“It is tough watching on from the side when you cannot play, but you always have to keep going and take your chance when it comes.

“It was great to be back out in front of our home fans who were terrific, and hopefully I can keep my place and play my part in another good run.”

Over 1,300 travelling Bantams are set to make the trip to the Peninsula Stadium at the weekend, with tickets SOLD OUT.


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