as reported by thetelegraphandargus.co.uk,

GARY Bowyer insists it’s good to talk in City’s relegation fight.

The Bantams boss has been encouraging his players to join in and offer their views to the squad.

As they prepare for tomorrow’s huge tussle with Oxford, another side currently in the League One drop zone, Bowyer wants the group to have their say on what must be done to stay up.

He said: “The lads have been terrific in the way they’ve contributed in the meetings we’ve had.

“They are coming up with ideas themselves as well. That’s important and something I encourage.

“It shows that they care and they are all looking at different ways in which we can try to gain an advantage.

“I hear a lot in football that there are no leaders or talkers any more – and also in society.

“But if we don’t encourage them to talk in a meeting, then how do you develop that?

“You can’t just stand there telling them this and that, you have to give them some sense of responsibility and accountability.”

Bowyer opened the floor to the players yesterday as they went through the Luton loss and talked about areas they need to brush up on for the survival showdown at the Kassam Stadium.

“I was impressed with how they went about it, particularly because there were one or two things that I highlighted we could improve on,” he added.

“But rather than me telling them, I questioned them as to what they thought and there

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