Gary Bowyer has praised Bradford City’s summer recruitment.

The Bantams were relegated from League One last season and are currently 7th in the fourth tier having won four out of their opening eight games.

Bowyer’s side have conceded just five goals this term and are looking in good shape to go on and have a successful season.

He has spoken about his team’s start to the League Two season, as per a report by the Telegraph and Argus: “I’m very pleased for the players they are seeing a reward for their efforts.  It comes from the characters we recruit and from pre-season when we tried to put them into situations to make them as comfortable as possible being uncomfortable – being under the cosh a little bit.”

Gary Bowyer of Bradford City.

There’s also the desire from the players to keep clean sheets and obviously the goalkeeper plays his part in that. He’s certainly stood up when called upon. The exciting bit for me is that we are finding ways to win. We have a fantastic spirit where we keep going to the end.”

He added: “I want us to be better with the ball and play a bit more. But you must give the players who have been brought in time. We forget that five or six of them are still in pre-season, so to speak, with the amount of time they’ve had on the pitch. That includes Shay McCartan and the likes of Callum Cooke and Jamie Devitt, before he got injured.”

Bradford face a tricky test away to Cheltenham Town tomorrow night followed by a home game against Carlisle United on Saturday.

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