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Davies: We need to give everything against Bradford

6 May 2017

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Defender looks ahead to second leg with Bantams

Ben Davies says he wants his team to ‘give everything’ on Sunday in Fleetwood Town’s playoff semi-final second leg against Bradford City.

Davies played 90 minutes against the Bantams on Thursday night, where Town came away from West Yorkshire beaten 1-0 after Rory McArdle’s second half header.

And even though the defender admits that it was a tough game on Thursday, he thinks that the result should not be taken as a negative.

“It was a tough game, a tough place to go as they haven’t lost there all season,” said Davies.

“We were under the cosh at the start, but we expected them to start well which got the crowd up.

“I think we did well getting into half-time at 0-0, if we had come away with that 0-0 it would have brilliant result.

“The result doesn’t change what we have to do on Sunday, we have to win.”

Davies also thought the diversity in the Bradford striking line was a lot to deal with and they have to watch out for their passing styles.

“The different strikers offer different things to deal with,” said the on-loan Preston North End defender.

“They are quite strong but they had a lot of the ball so you have to be constantly concentrating.

“They can pick the passes and when they get a header, they can pick out the players that will cause you trouble so we need to start well, get in their face and try to turn it around.”

The 21 year-old is aware of what is at stake if Town were to win, and says the side have the right mentality for the match.

“We’ve got to go out and win the game,” said Davies.

“We know we need to score and break them down, which we feel we are capable of, but we also have to keep it tight at the back.

“It’s balanced quite well and I’m looking forward to a good game.

“We are all focused 100% and looking forward to it.

“To play at Wembley is a once in a lifetime opportunity so we aren’t going to let it slip by without a fight.”

Davies also thinks that the Fleetwood fans will make a massive difference at the game on Sunday, like they have done all season.

“They have been brilliant all season, both home and away, and they really got up at Bradford, even though they were outnumbered obviously," said the Defender.

“If they can get down and get behind us, they will make a massive difference.”

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