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Wellens Hoping For More Of The Same Against Bradford City

16 October 2017

Interim boss Richie Wellens is hoping for more of the same when his side visits Bradford City tomorrow night.

Wellens has four wins out of his four games in charge, breaking a 110-year record, and wants to continue the club’s recent good form but knows it will be a tough game.

He said: “In terms of away games in this league, this is probably the most difficult because the fans are right behind them, it’s a big crowd and they are a good team.

“This is a tough game and we are going to lose games. I just want a good performance.

“If we get beat tomorrow but we put in a good performance, I’ll still be happy because you can see things growing and getting better.

“Don’t get me wrong, if we play badly and nick a 1-0 win then I will take that but I just like consistency in our performances. That will make us climb the league.”

Planning for the game has been tough for Wellens with the quick turnaround from Saturday.

“The only planning we will be doing with the players is via video,” he commented. “They will visualise it but they won’t actually do it.

“I usually like them to watch it and then do it on the training ground but there is nothing we can do.

“We know it’s Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday sometimes and you just have to get on with it.

“It’s the same for Bradford as well so we will go there looking for a positive result.

“If we do what we do and what we are good at then we will cause them a lot of problems.”

One player highlighted in the press conference was Ousmane Fane and the interim boss had praise for the midfielder.

“He has been outstanding,” he said. “The only reason why Jack Byrne and Dan Gardner can play so well is if Ousmane Fane is in the right defensive position.

“The amount of leg work he puts in is exceptional and he’s a great lad. If you ask him to do something, he will do it and he does it by the letter.

“I’m delighted for him because his confidence was affected at the start of the season and you can see now it is building.

“He is still quite young and he is long and gangly and filling into his body but in a couple of years, you don’t know where he might be.”


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