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Mark Hughes is confident that Bradford City are ready for the jump to League One

Bradford City’s five game unbeaten could be extended to six by the end of this weekend and Bradford boss, Hughes is confident that his side can progress that one step further.

The Bantams host Barrow this weekend as they look to extend their unbeaten run to six when the two sides meet for the second and final time this season, the last time these two met was back in early August in which Barrow ran out 3-2 winners in a closely fought encounter.

Since then, the season has progressed and Bradford have never found themselves falling to far away from the pack and are still in touching distance with not only the playoffs but also the automatic places, Bradford who currently sit eighth in EFL League Two, level on points with Stockport who currently occupy the final playoff place at this time, only separated by goal difference.

Barrow on the other hand have fallen away as the season as gone on and are currently searching for their second win since the turn of the new year, as their six game winless run continued with defeat last weekend against promotion rivals Doncaster Rovers.

And the Bradford boss is confident in his side’s ability and progression throughout the season, that this time round that they can take all three points tomorrow,

“It was early on in the season, and we played well but a lapse towards the end by us gave them the three points. We’ve clearly come on as a group and as a squad since that day, we’ve added different players and added different strengths and you have to remember at that time the players were new to the team, but now we have had the benefit of playing 28, 29 games together now. So yeah, we have come on leaps and bounds from that day.” Said Hughes.

But despite his confidence in his side’s ability, he also added that there is always room for improvement, and stated that no side can say that they are the done deal, but he also added,

“We are strong at the moment; we are strong in terms of personnel and strong at this level.”   

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