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Luke Williams' Pre-Bradford Media Briefing

25 November 2016

Town Head Coach Luke Williams sat down with members of the local media earlier to discuss a number of topics ahead of his side’s Sky Bet League One clash against Bradford City at SN1 on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off)…


ON JON OBIKA:


“He’s got everything and the fitter he gets he’ll be even better, so he needs to be on the pitch whenever he’s available.”


ON THE MOOD IN THE CAMP:


“The mood has been very good. Everyone is focused and looking forward to the next game.”


ON BRADFORD CITY:


“They will still be direct and they will cause the most amount of problems doing that. It makes sense for them to play in that way and a lot of players have been playing that way for a long time – it is silly to change something when it works so well.


“After a good campaign last year Phil Parkinson left some good building blocks in place and they’ve picked up from where they left off – I thoroughly expected them to be in this position.”


ON DEALING WITH THE THREAT OF JAMES HANSON:


“Raphael Rossi-Branco is aware of James Hanson and his debut for the club was away at Bradford and he played against Hanson. His first job was to jump with this huge man and try and compete for headers, which he did very well and I think that saw a run of games for Raphael and was the beginning of him becoming a regular player.


“We’ve made Lloyd Jones aware of Hanson’s physical attributes and he will be determined to win his fair share of headers against him.”


ON NEXT WEEK’S LENGTHY BREAK FROM ACTION:


“It would be fantastic to go into the break next week with three points on Saturday. The boys will have a little bit of a rest after playing almost every Saturday-Tuesday since the middle of September.


“They are still going to do some very hard work but without there being a game, there is potentially the chance for the players to have a rest both mentally and physically.


“They will still be working very hard during the week.”


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