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MATCH PREVIEW: Forest Green Rovers vs Bradford City

Forest Green Rovers will be looking for a return to winning ways today as Rob Edwards side host Bradford City at the The Fully Charged New Lawn.

Rovers are coming off the back of three consecutive away games, with the team having a refresh this week after a week break after their 1-1 draw with Salford City.

Despite the lack of positive results, Edwards remains optimistic however that their winless run will soon come to an end, believing that the impressive form of his side will lead to better fortune.

“We want to get back to winning ways and that goes without saying. What concerns me is performances, and the performances over the last two games have been really pleasing.”

Rovers remain first in League 2, eight points clear of chasing Northampton, with a point in hand, whereas The Bantams sit 15th in the table.

An added point of interest for Edwards will be his encounter with former manager Mark Hughes, who gave the former defender his Wales debut, with Edwards set to relish the encounter.

“I’m really looking forward to it. He’s somebody who has had an incredible career as a player and a manager. He’s been at the top of the game as a player and as a manager. It’ll be a pleasure for me to see him again, and it’s a pleasure to go up against Mark and his team. It’ll be really good for us.”

Hughes’ side have been on their own poor run of form, stretching back five games, extending beyond the appointment of the 58 year old manager.

Kickoff is at 3:00, and be sure to stay tuned to our Live Blog for the latest news from the game, including updates from our reporter at the game Laurie Martin.

Edwards is aware of the dangers that Bradford’s team possess, however the 39 year old believes his side has already become accustomed this season as the team to beat.

“We’ve been having to deal with clubs coming to us and giving everything, because it’s a shot to nothing. By saying that, I’m not being disrespectful to anyone else, but I feel like that has been the case” Edwards continued.

“Everyone has a right good go against us because everyone is desperate to beat us. In this league particularly, there are lots of fine margins. That’s why there have been so many draws this season. It’s tight from top to bottom in terms of consistency and results.”

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