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18 March 2016

Defender features in match day programme ahead of clash with former club.

  • Stephen Warnock speaks to the match day programme ahead of Bradford clash.
  • Former Bantams defender looking forward to home debut for Latics.
  • Latics determined to rise to ‘difficult’ Bradford test says Warnock.
Speaking to the official match day programme ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One clash with Bradford City at the DW Stadium, defender Stephen Warnock said he’s excited at the prospect of making his home debut for Latics when his former side visit.

You can read Stephen’s full interview inside the programme, available for £3.00 from our sellers at the ground, or online at

“I am looking forward to it,” Warnock began, “especially with it being against one of my former teams and a club where I made my professional debut.

“It will be good to play at home and try and show what I can do in front of our home support.

“It is a difficult place to come to as an away player; it is a big pitch and sometimes it can be a tricky surface just simply because of the volume of games with the rugby as well. That shouldn’t be the case now, though, the surface has been good in recent games after it was re-laid, according to the lads.”

Warnock, who played 12 games for the Bantams during the 2002-03 campaign, says the current Bradford team will provide a stern test for Latics.

Warnock in action for Bradford against Preston North End in 2002.

“I enjoyed my time at Bradford, it made me grow up very quickly and I was better for the experience.

“It’s an old cliché that there are no easy games but there actually aren’t and everyone is still fighting for something in this league at the moment.

“Bradford are so close to the play-offs and they are going to look at this game as the chance to cause a bit of an upset to get themselves right in the mix.

“We’re just as focused as they’ll be, and the aim is to get back to winning ways after the three draws we’ve picked up recently.”

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