Bradford City v Grimsby Town - Play-off place would complete Bantams’ transformation

MIDFIELDER Gareth Evans admits Bradford City “could never have dreamed” they would be pushing for a League Two play-off place four months ago.

The Bantams sat in 20th place when Stuart McCall was sacked in December but have climbed to 12th under joint-managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars

They sit five points outside the play-offs as they welcome struggling Grimsby Town to West Yorkshire.

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“You look at each opponent, you don’t try to look too much into the future,” said Evans, who is in his second spell with the club.

Confident: Gareth Evans. Picture: Getty Images

“From the position we were in at Christmas, we could never have dreamed of being five points outside the play-offs. It shows how far we have come as a club and a team. I think everyone should be quite pleased with that but we don’t want to rest on our laurels.”

Evans has paid tribute to City’s managerial duo for their role in turning the Bantams’ fortunes around, adding: “We finally got into a way of playing and that is testament to Mark and Conor.

“They have set us up in a formation that suits each individual’s ability. Winning breeds confidence and before you know it you are climbing up the table. We have managed to get ourselves into a position that we are confident of getting into the play-offs before the end of the season.”

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