Taylor vows to turn Bantams round

Bradford City manager Peter Taylor wants more time to turn around the struggling League Two club's fortunes.The Bantams are now second from bottom of the football league, having won just twice in 10 league games this term, to leave some fans voicing their concern.

"All of a sudden I'm a bad manager when I think I was a pretty decent one when I joined the club on 17th February," Taylor told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I know what a magnificent club it is, and I'm desperate to get it right."

Bradford were knocked out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy at Hartlepool on Tuesday night. And they have picked up just one point out of a possible nine, having been booed off when they lost at home to Morecambe last Saturday.

"I know I'm not flavour of the month with the fans and I respect all that," said Taylor. "But it makes me even more determined.

I'm also a very determined character and I know I will get this right

Peter Taylor

"They absolutely adore their football club and they're not very happy. We're second from bottom, I'm realistic and understand all that

"I know there's certain people out there that are experts because our results are not good, so it's very easy for them to say you can do other things.

"But us managers have to pick the team an hour before, we have to look into that crystal ball and hope that we go and get a result.

"At the minute we're not getting results.

"There's certain things I know can be put right, and they're the things we're going to work hard to put right.

"All I'm saying is that I'm also a very determined character and I know I will get this right, and to me, the team will get this right, so we've just got to get our heads down and work exceptionally hard and turn it round."

Give us time, true Bradford fans will realise Rome wasn't built in a day.


Bradford face a crunch game on Saturday at fellow strugglers Barnet, who are two places, but just one point, ahead of them in the table. And he goes into the game hoping that he still has the backing of joint chairmen Julian Rhodes and Mark Lawn.

"They're Bradford fans and I'm sure they're as frustrated as all of us," said Taylor. "But there's going to be a lot of hard work to put it right."

Source: BBC Sport