Date: 22nd June 2016 at 8:23pm
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Stuart McCall is ready for his second spell as Bradford boss admitting, as much as he’s looking to look forward and not back, his first spell back with the Bantams didn’t exactly go to plan.

But he returns to the club a ‘totally different manager’ with us a ‘totally different club’ too.

After his two spells as a player McCall returned in May 2007 to become the boss with us in League 2 but resigned in February 2010 with us struggling in 16th.

Since moving on from Bradford in 2010 McCall has been in charge of Motherwell, Rangers and been a coach with Scotland (a role he’s left to take this job) saying it is now a ‘perfect’ fit, telling the BBC.

‘The last time I was here it certainly wasn’t a perfect fit, but it is now. I don’t like to keep looking back, but the last time I was here the club had just dropped into the bottom division, and in hindsight I let my heart rule my head because it was a place I wanted to come to. But it was a totally different football club and I was a totally different manager.’

Had Bradford not missed out in the play-offs last season perhaps Phil Parkinson wouldn’t have left for Bolton?

He did and all move on but the aim for McCall remains the same – to get promoted.

Adding he wants the ‘momentum’ to continue with him looking to get the ‘best’ out of his current players as well as bringing in others to improve us.

‘For me as a manager, it’s about getting the best of what you’ve got, whatever that may be, whether that be big signings coming in, or young signings, or young players or players on loan. It’s about getting the best of what you’ve got and that’s something I’ve been able to do over the last few years.’

Another match ahead of the 2016/17 season has been added to the schedule too with a trip to Scottish Premier League side St Johnstone announced.

Bradford will head to McDiarmid Park on Tuesday 19th July in a match that will kick-off at 7:15pm, forming part of our week-long stay in Scotland with the friendly match making up part of a week-long stay in Scotland for McCall’s squad during their pre-season schedule ahead of the 2016/2017 campaign.

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