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INTERVIEW: Coley wants another 'Wrexham' show at Bradford

Stanley in hunt for successive wins to cement Play-Off spot

23 November 2023

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INTERVIEW: Coley wants another 'Wrexham' show at Bradford

Stanley in hunt for successive wins to cement Play-Off spot

23 November 2023

John Coleman hopes Accrington Stanley can put in a 'Wrexham' performance in front of a big crowd at Bradford City on Saturday.

The Reds overcame Wrexham 2-0 last weekend, with a full-house at the Wham Stadium, to move back into the Play-Off spots.

Bradford's average crowd at the University of Bradford Stadium is 17,000.

The Bantams are 19th in League Two and last won a league game on October 14th - Graham Alexander has recently replaced Mark Hughes at the helm.

Coleman said: "I was fortunate to watch a lot of Bradford's game against Notts County on Saturday as it was live before our game.

"You can see a lot of the problems they have had and can also see the shoots of recovery with their second half performance.

"They had a great win midweek against Barnsley in the EFL Trophy.

"We generally have a good record there. Our travelling fans will make themselves heard and we want to reward them.

"It's good when to see Graham Alexander back in the game, it's hard when any manager loses his job and, when back in football, they get back and right a few wrongs.

"Graham has had a decent career already, he knows the game, and he will think the promotion spots are up for grabs, like everyone else, and he will want to galvanise Bradford and get them threatening at the top end of the table."

Coleman hopes Jack Nolan, Rosaire Longelo and Tommy Leigh are back from minor injuries while Shaun Whalley is also back training today, after missing the last two games.

Joe Pritchard is still out while longer-term casualties Toby Savin, Sean McConville, Liam Coyle and Seb Quirk remain on the sidelines.

"Joe's is just a minor setback while, with the longer-term injuries, it's a case of wait and see and take your time. We don't want to rush them back," added Coleman.

The full pre-match interview video with John Coleman is available to watch on the club's official YouTube channel, CLICK HERE to find out more!


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