Bradford City’s play off push has been built upon an outstanding defensive record, which three very familiar faces at the heart.
Bradford City’s recent dip in results has prompted calls for fringe players to get a chance, but how do we know if they truly merit it?
Colchester United 2 City 0: A second straight defeat leaves the Bantams hovering about the bottom four, 10 games into the season.
City 0 Peterborough 2: The Bantams suffer a first defeat in six games and endure yet more home misery.
City 2 Sheffield United 2: On the cusp of League One excellence, the Bantams shoot themselves in the foot by blowing a 2-0 lead.
Bradford City’s poor start to the season has seen three worrying threads emerge.