Caolan Lavery has expressed his thoughts about a challenging season for Bradford City, but looks forward to the latter stages of the campaign, in the wake of their match against Forest Green Rovers tomorrow.
Lavery has had a tough time personally at the Bantams this season, after not having many chances to start under former manager, Derek Adams, but has been introduced back into the squad since the arrival of Mark Hughes.
“It was nice, it’s been a really long time. To be back at home it was really nice because I’ve missed it”
“I didn’t think I had been given many chances under the previous manager, but I’m looking forward for the future”
The Northern Irishman has featured in Bradford’s last two outings, starting his last game against Swindon and getting an assist for Gareth Evans’ goal in the process. However, prior to this, Lavery hadn’t featured for the Bantams since early December, when they drew 0-0 to Colchester.
“It can be mentally tough when you kind of know in the back of your head you’re not going to get given a chance, but it’s part of the game”
Lavery has obviously not been too content with his game time this season, but has already shown promising signs under the limited time he’s had under Hughes, which should spell more minutes for the forward, as the season comes to a close.
Bradford’s season has been one to forget, taking everything into account. Adam’s departure left a bitter taste in a lot of fans’ mouth and probably some of the players’ as well. Lavery stated that he has been ‘bitterly disappointed’ with the season as a whole, but his lack of minutes will definitely play a part in that.
However, with the arrival of the new boss, spirits seem to have been lifted and the Bradford squad are hoping for a valiant end to the season.
“It’s been a breath of fresh air for everyone. The information they’re sending us every day has been really good and everyone is just trying to take everything on board”
Lavery mentioned the new coaching staff sending the players individual videos with notes on them, helping them improve their game before the end of the season, which has seemed to be a big hit with the squad.
Bradford City take on Forest Green Rovers at 3pm this Saturday at The New Lawn Stadium.