Peterborough United manager Steve Evans believes that Bradford City will not be relegated, despite their shocking start to the League One season.

Bradford City are currently sitting at the bottom of the table after 17 League One games, on just 10 points from a possible 51. Michael Collins was sacked by Edin Rahic with just two wins from his first seven games since his appointment as Head Coach of The Bantams.

However, under former Livingston manager David Hopkin, their fortunes haven’t changed. Hopkin has picked up just one victory, and just three points since joining on September 4th.

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Peterborough United manager Steve Evans has been discussing this weekend’s opponents ahead of Saturday’s clash, and can not believe how they are so low down in the League One table. Despite their position, Evans still thinks that Bradford will fight back to stay up.

“I look at Bradford’s squad and I cannot for the life of me understand why they are where they are,” Evans told the Peterborough Telegraph.

“I’ve also watched DVDs of their last four matches and they could easily have won three of them.

“They are in the sort of rut that can be difficult to escape, but I believe they have the quality of player which will get them out of trouble.

“I know Jack Payne and Eoin Doyle both gave Posh trouble when playing for different clubs last season and both of them were on my list of potential targets in the summer.

“They weren’t at the top and when Jason Cummings and Matt Godden signed for us we cooled our interest.

“They are both very good players though and Bradford have others who could trouble us if we let them.

“Football is littered with teams who everyone thought were too good to go down, but did end up relegated – just look at Sunderland in the Championship last season – but Bradford won’t be one of those.

“We will treat them with every respect, but we will be determined to make sure their struggles continue for a bit longer.

“We’ve had a good couple of cup results, but we need to get back to our bread and butter and keep the pressure on Portsmouth and Sunderland.”


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