Bantams boss needs improved training facilities

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Bradford manager Peter Taylor's decision to stay at Valley Parade next season hinges on the club's switch to new training facilities.

The Bantams hope to secure Taylor, 57, on a longer-term contract after he agreed a short-term deal in February until the end of the season, but the former England caretaker-coach believes the club's current training set-up is unacceptable.

Taylor told the club's official website: "At the moment we're getting changed at the ground, which isn't ideal. I want the players to work hard in training. But then they get muddy and have to go back in their cars before getting showered. Little things like that aren't right."

"Where we are is ok and the groundsman at Apperley Bridge does a brilliant job but, as I said to the board, for me to want to be here next year you've got to be able to prepare better. That's why I've been pushing for better training facilities."

Taylor added: "I do respect the club's finances. But on the other side, I always want the best training facilities and best match pitch available."

The club's joint-chairman Mark Lawn earlier this week confirmed a site for a new training ground had been located and he hoped to secure its use in time for next season.

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