EVANS IS HOP­ING TO GET LIFT-OFF

The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Thomas McIl­roy

LEE EVANS knows ex­actly what it takes to earn pro­mo­tion from League One – but he’s ex­pect­ing a bumpier ride with play-off-chas­ing Brad­ford City.

The on-loan mid­fielder went up with his par­ent club, Wolves, two years ago af­ter they breezed to the League One ti­tle with 103 points.

But noth­ing is as­sured this time around. Ahead of the week­end, the Ban­tams were on the out­side look­ing in, as far as the play-offs are con­cerned, in sev­enth place.

The two au­to­matic spots are still up for grabs – though Bur­ton Al­bion and Wi­gan Ath­letic have taken the ini­tia­tive in re­cent weeks – and 21-yearold Evans says pro­mo­tion is still any­one’s guess.

“With Wolves, we were a lot of points clear, and it was sim­i­lar for Bris­tol City last year,” he added. “They walked away with it again. But there’s no­body do­ing it this sea­son and that gives a lot of the hunt­ing pack a chance.

“I think it would be a lot more com­fort­able for us and the fans if we were ten points ahead. But what it does prove so far is that any­body can beat any­one.”

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