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"I admire the way Bradford City play," admits Harris

20 January 2017

New Lions signings expected to travel with the team on Saturday

Neil Harris has praised Bradford City's impressive form ahead of Saturday's Sky Bet League One clash, saying this weekend's opponents are "one of the most enjoyable teams to watch."

The Bantams are undefeated at home this season and the Lions boss admits his side must find a "clinical edge" if they're to be the first side to leave Northern Commercials Stadium with all three points.

"That is what we have been working on this week," Harris told "Keeping a clean sheet is vital but so is scoring goals.

"We were very good at times against Charlton but just lacked the final product. It's something we have addressed and hopefully it shows on Saturday."

Bradford sit fourth on the League table, having conceded just nine goals at home this campaign. 

"They have changed their philosophy and are playing really well. They have found themselves in a good position on the table because they have a good squad and have been fortunate with injuries and keeping a settled squad.

"Consistency is key at this stage of the season and Bradford have had that. They're a good, enjoyable team to watch. I like their style and they play with some freedom and are very dangerous when they get into your half.

Like City boss Stuart McCall, Harris has a fully fit squad at his disposal but is considering 'slight adjustments' to a starting XI that's produced an impressive six-game unbeaten run. 

"We have had a good run and that, in part, is because we have been fortunate that we haven't had many injuries or suspensions recently," Chopper added.

"We're healthy and it just comes down to whether the same players can go again this weekend. Some have played a lot of football in a short space of time and I will consider adjusting the side slightly. 

"Players will be disappointed not to get into the squad, let alone in the team. But we have a lot of games coming up in February and March and having players that can step in is key. 

"There's no way that everyone can play two games a week all the way through, so to add to our depth is crucial."

The Lions boss also confirmed loanees Jed Wallace and defender Jake Cooper will travel to Bradford City after joining Millwall on Thursday.

"Jed has not played a huge amount of football at Wolves recently. We will assess him at training but yes he will be travelling with the team."

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