David Hopkin happy with Bantams progress

Bradford City manager David Hopkin was delighted for his side this weekend as they bagged the first win and clean sheet of his tenure.

The 0-0 draw with Bristol Rovers was the first points the Bantams had picked up in a month and although they’re still firmly involved in a relegation battle, Hopkin was pleased with the direction his squad are moving in.

In particular, he paid tribute to the players on the bench, offering more depth than they’ve had previously.

“It’s the first time we’ve had players on the bench that can make us stronger. That’s no disrespect but over the last few weeks we’ve been taking players off and putting young boys on,” he told the Yorkshire Post.

“It’s not their fault but this was the first time when we’ve had options. Hopefully, over the next three or four weeks we’ll have more players back and that will make us stronger again.”

Bradford travel to AFC Wimbledon tomorrow evening, looking for the win that could lift them out of the bottom four.

Our View

There’s a long way to go for the Bantams, they’re struggling and look low on confidence.

Even worse, the owner is still there, restricting the club. Their fine win against Chelsea a couple of years ago should have been a springboard, but they’ve stagnated. Our fear is until Rahic is gone, nothing will change.

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