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Bradford can hurt us warns Yates

18 February 2014

Defender confident but cautious

Adam Yates is, as are all of the Vale players, well aware of the difficulty a trip to Bradford City poses and he says Vale have to make sure they are on their toes.

Vale have two clean sheets in their last two games, but they won’t be taking anything for granted and are prepared for a battle at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Yates says: “Bradford is a difficult place to go. We went there last year and got totally dominated in the game but came away with the points.

“I am sure that will be in their manager’s and their players’ thoughts when we go there. We played well against them here earlier this season, but they are a team that have struggled of late.

“Despite that they are a team that can hurt us and if you look at what their threats are they can be a threat up front and a threat getting balls into the box and we have got to deal with that accordingly, because if we don’t we are going to be in trouble.

, which is a blow to them, but they weren’t winning games of football before he left.Nahki Wells“They have lost

is five foot seven but jumps six foot five, so he is another one who is going to be threatening our goal.Aaron Mclean“I read an article which said their manager wanted to revert to their strengths, which were the front man and getting the ball into the box to them and I think

“We have got to defend well, that’s the big thing for us, we have got to defend well away from home on a Tuesday night in front of potentially a good crowd and we have got to give a good account of ourselves.”

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