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Omar Beckles Pre Bradford City

24 November 2017

Defender Omar Beckles says that Town can’t let Tuesday night’s defeat against Bury affect them for too long.

Town were disappointing as they were beaten 1-0 by the league’s bottom side, but Omar believes they have to get that loss out of their system and look at the positives.

“It was massively disappointing”, Beckles said of Tuesday night.

“But, it’s about not getting stuck with that feeling. Whether you win or lose you don’t want to dwell on it for too long. We lost and we want to move on from that.

“At the end of the day we are still top of the table and at the end of the day we are still proving people wrong with the fact that we are in this position.

“If you dwell on that disappointment then it’s only going to give a negative effect. We came in today and it felt like a different vibe from how we felt on the coach coming back. The boys seemed more positive, so it’s about a new start and going again.”

“On Saturday, you can expect a bunch of lads that are going to prove a point, prove that that performance was a one off and prove people wrong”

Omar admits that Town may have found it hard to deal with the tag of being favourites on Tuesday night, but will now be looking to prove a point.

“It probably helps when we’ve got that underdog title, where we are not expected to and I think that’s where we found it difficult (against Bury) in being the scalp for a change”, Beckles said.

“We’ve got to adapt to that and we will, but looking at the game against Bradford I think people will probably be expecting us to lose it, especially following Tuesday, so it will be great to have a point to prove.”

This will be Town’s first home game in five weeks and Beckles believes that the fans will have a big part to play.

“We definitely want them behind us”, said Omar.

“They can be massive for us. I don’t think you really realise it until you play a game like we did on Tuesday (only 3,000 fans were at Gigg Lane) with a lack of atmosphere.

“When you play at home, the vibe that you get, you can bounce off that and thrive off that, and it definitely gets you over the line and gets you going.”

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