BAN­TAMS’ VI­SION FOR SUC­CESS

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

NATHAN Clarke has ad­mit­ted a pro­mo­tion vi­sion is build­ing within the Brad­ford City squad as they look to take their re­cent run of form into the rest of the sea­son.

The Ban­tams were un­beaten in ten games at the start of the week­end, and were hop­ing to set a club record of six con­sec­u­tive league clean sheets at Wal­sall yes­ter­day.

Cen­tre-half Clarke reached the play-off fi­nal with Ley­ton Ori­ent two years ago, and in­sists a sim­i­lar spirit is de­vel­op­ing at Val­ley Pa­rade.

“The men­tal­ity has to be one vi­sion and we have a group who be­lieve in each other,” he said.

“When I was at Ori­ent and got to the play-off fi­nal, it was ex­actly the same.

“When you go to clubs, you get on to­gether but once in a good run of form you can sense that some­thing is build­ing.”

The 32-year-old signed for City in the sum­mer, and is en­joy­ing get­ting the op­por­tu­nity to im­press.

“We have been push­ing each other along and fit­ness­wise I’ve felt really good,” he added.

“I was just wait­ing for that chance and I’m happy to have con­trib­uted.”

Clarke re­vealed the squad had a re­cent team meet­ing to re-fo­cus their sea­son, and in­sists the time has come for them to truly launch their pro­mo­tion cam­paign.

“We feel we have a good squad that is all fight­ing for each other,” he said. “That has got us this far so why take our foot off the gas?

“We are qui­etly con­fi­dent in our squad and the to­geth­er­ness is bril­liant.

“We want to go fur­ther and really push on in the league.”

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