Accrington Stanley v Bradford City: Two heads can be better than one for new Bantams chief

League two: PETER TAYLOR has revealed that working for two chairmen will be a new experience as he takes charge as Bradford City manager.

But the 57-year-old is confident working alongside joint owners Mark Lawn and Julian Rhodes will prove a pleasure due to the pair's devotion to the club.

Taylor, whose reign will begin today at Accrington Stanley providing the Lancashire club's pitch survives the effects of the overnight frost, said: "I have never worked for two chairmen before, so that is different.

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"I even had a laugh with the players on my first day when I said 'the chairman' before having to correct myself. I have two chairmen I need to keep happy now.

"As a manager, you are always fighting for your cause because you want the biggest budget.

"But I have worked very well with chairmen in the past – Adam Pearson, for instance, was fantastic for me at Hull.

"I can see Julian and Mark are both big Bradford City fans. So is Wayne (Jacobs, assistant manager) and so is David (Wetherall, reserve and youth team manager). I can see how much it means to them and that is great."

The arctic weather that descended on Lancashire overnight on Thursday left today's game in doubt, much to the frustration of Taylor, who is yet to see his new charges in action this term.

He said: "I have not seen a lot of Bradford. I was due to go to the Dagenham & Redbridge game at the start of the season but, in the end, I didn't. I wish I had now.

"But I know about a lot of the players and I look forward to seeing them at Accrington.

"I have read a few things about last weekend's goalless draw at home to Grimsby that said it was the most boring game there has ever been, but I will get to know the boys very quickly. Looking at their faces on my first day, I know they know we should be doing better."

The trip to Accrington kicks off a hectic period with Bradford having seven games scheduled in 22 days.

Taylor admits such an agenda is gruelling, though he is also well aware that a good run of results could hoist his new side up the table.

He said: "I would ideally have not had so many midweek games to contend with because then you can get out on the training pitch to do a few things with the players.

"But we have to be careful because they need rest. It is fine, and I always think players prefer playing to training.

"And with there being a lot of games, it gives us scope to get a lot of results quickly."

Taylor will be assisted by Jacobs for the rest of the season, the Bantams manager adding: "Wayne is a very important man here. The only change for Wayne is it will be my voice and not Stuart's that he will hear."