Bradford City show benefits of unity as play-off final with Millwall looms | Paul Wilson

Stuart McCall began with only eight players but has built a harmonious team at odds with some well-supported clubs stuck in the lower divisions

Play-off finals usually throw up some good stories, and Bradford City’s attempt to get back into the Championship after 13 years away by beating Millwall at Wembley on Saturday is no exception. So many Valley Parade players have tales to tell that finding one who expected any of this to happen might be quite difficult.

“A lot of change happened last summer, the manager left and when the new one came in there were only eight players still at the club,” said Tony McMahon, the former Middlesbrough and Sheffield United full-back who arrived at Bradford in 2015 after experiencing relegation from the Championship with Blackpool.

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