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Wilson on Team News Ahead of Bradford City Clash

10 October 2014

Reds Manager Danny Wilson addressed the press ahead of Sunday’s match at Oakwell as Barnsley welcome Bradford City to South Yorkshire.

Starting with team news, Wilson is still waiting on the fitness of several key, first-team members.

“We’ve still got Dale Jennings, Martin Cranie, Peter Ramage are the boys that will possibly be in contention for the weekend,” said Wilson. “But they’re not ready yet. We’ll take that into account tomorrow and train tomorrow, hopefully they’ll be available.

“Dale's had this ankle knock and I'm hoping he's available. We will have to take stock on Saturday night and Sunday morning.”

Fulham loanee Ryan Williams is also hopeful of featuring on Sunday, after withdrawing from Tuesday night’s 2-2 draw at Oldham with tight calves.

“We've got to get a situation where positions in the team are cemented down by individuals,” said Wilson. “It's down to the players. 

“We can't keep changing the team around from one game to another. We need that consistency and won't get that until we get a settled team. 

“We're certainly in the market for a striker and a big one if we can get one. But so are everybody else at the moment. 

“We do need some steel. I think one or two of the players have got to stand up to the plate on that. We're not a very physical team, we know that. There are areas we can use our physicality to get results.”

Sunday’s opponents, Bradford City, currently sit in seventh position in the league, and will provide another tough test, as Danny continued “We know Bradford have started the season well, particularly away from home. 

“In this league there’s not a lot between the teams and, like I’ve said before, on any given day, anything can happen.

“I always fancy us at home, irrespective of what's gone before, I will always fancy us at home. 

“They had a terrific season last year and they’re trying to build on that this year. I don't know what success is for them this season, that's Phil's (Parkinson – Bradford Manager) business.

“I know they've got quality in there. It's a big, big test for us. But it’s a derby game and anything can happen.”


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