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Match Preview: Bradford City vs Wigan Athletic

Two back to back wins and unbeaten in seven, can the club keep it up against an improving Bradford team away at Valley Parade. The optimist in me says that the team in its current form could do anything, however this is Wigan Athletic.

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Speaking to Wish FM ahead of this weekend Gary Caldwell began by talking about just how the team is now starting to gel together. That is very much a running theme throughout both the fans, management and players. With so many players coming in over the summer it was always going to take time for the team to come together, that now appears to be happening. One thing that is defiantly making a difference is that Caldwell has now more or less picked the same starting 11 for the past week, with everyone else now chopping at the bit to get back into the team.

The impressive substitute performances of Craig Davies, Cisco Junior, Daniel Love and even Grant Holt will be giving the manager a selection headache. Yet it is the kind of headache, especially when now everyone is back in training and ready to go, that you want as a manager.

From a Wigan Athletic point of view I wouldn’t expect any changes to the line-up, which will hopefully see the team come flying out of the traps again towards another three points.

Bradford City meanwhile are starting to put together some vein of form. After a slow start to the season the Yorkshire club are slowly but surely climbing the table and looking upwards towards those top six places.

Much like us they are on the back of two wins beating Doncaster and the high flying Bury respectively. It means Phil Parkinson and his men has jumped up to 11th place on 19 points, only four behind the Latics.

They will be without Steve Davies who picked up an injury against Bury during mid-week. Whilst Billy Clarke and Josh Morris are both likely to be given the all clear to play against us this weekend.

One man who is making a lot of the headlines for the Bantams is young striker Devante Cole, the son of former Manchester United striker Andy Cole. Since is loan move from Manchester City Cole junior has managed to bag five goals for his new club, and looks to have the same killer instinct his dad had.

Yet the Bantams have only managed 15 goals so far this year conceding 17. Not quite the impressive form we have been use to from one of the teams always high up on the League One table, and today gives them the chance to prove they should be up at the top.

That is one of the problems with dropping down Leagues we become the team to beat, therefore everyone lifts their game that extra few percent. Especially when they are playing at home.

It is going to be a tough game, yet they all are in this League. The lads need to keep up their impressive form of late, play like that and we would deserve to come away with something from the game.