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McCall: No rift with Bower

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Bradford boss Stuart McCall has quashed any rumours of a personality clash with released defender Mark Bower.

The 29-year-old, who spent three months on loan at Luton this season, was one of six players shown the door at Valley Parade this week.

Reports had suggested the pair had fallen out, but McCall told the Telegraph & Argus: "That couldn`t be further from the truth. From our relationship point of view there has not been one problem and it`s hard to say goodbye to him."

He added: "I`ve sat down with Mark and we spoke regularly on the phone when he was at Luton. He understands the current climate at the football club.

"Cuts have to be made and the wage he was on made it impossible for us to go anywhere near. But I respect what he`s done for the club over the years and he`s a terrific professional.

"I hold him in the highest regard first and foremost as a person as well as a player. I wish Mark the very best for the future. I`m sure he will get a new club and do well because of the person and dedicated pro that he is."

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