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Gaffer looks ahead to derby clash

19 September 2015

Nigel Adkins is confident of a positive response from his players in Sunday's Sky Bet League One Yorkshire derby at Bradford City.

Speaking ahead of the televised clash in West Yorkshire, kick-off 12noon, Adkins is optimistic his team will bounce back from the disappointments of consecutive home defeats to Bury and Colchester.

But the Gaffer is acutely aware of the challenge that awaits the Blades at the Coral Windows Stadium and he is demanding United start the game well and show plenty of resilience and character.

He remarked: "The home defeats are in the past now, we have analysed them and we must learn from our mistakes, but we have drawn a line under them.

"As I have said previously, there are no easy games in this division and that point has been proved again, but we bounced back well from the Gillingham setback on the opening day and we have to do the same again now.

"Bradford have a host of attacking threats, both individually and collectively, they are a strong side, difficult to beat at home and they often put the opposition under a lot of pressure.

"Although Sunday for me is about us, it is about us asserting ourselves on the game like we did at Peterborough and Swindon and as always the first goal will be crucially important.

"The television cameras will be there, we will have our usual excellent travelling contingent backing us and Bradford are a well supported club too so it should be a cracking derby atmosphere."

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