Paul Jewell is determined his new-look Bradford City side will banish their away day blues this season, starting at Watford tomorrow.

The Bantams had one of the worst away records in the First Division last season winning just four games on their travels.

Jewell is determined there will be no repeat this time around and with the Watford game being followed by a crucial trip to Lincoln on Tuesday in the Worthington Cup, he has reiterated to his side how important a good start is.

The City boss said: "In the past any kind of pressure on the defence has resulted in us conceding a goal and we must stop that.

"However I was heartened by our reaction to going behind against Lincoln so late in the game. That is the sort of commitment I am looking for.

"If a side is to do well then a good away record is vitally important. We also need to get our home form sorted out but it would be nice to start our away games with a win."

Watford started their campaign with an impressive 2-1 win at Portsmouth thanks to a late goal by former Nottingham Forest striker Jason Lee.

It was a continuation of the form which saw the Hornets win the Second Division title in 1997 in their first full season since former England boss Graham Taylor took charge in his second spell at Vicarage Road.

City's £1m striker Lee Mills is the main injury doubt as he looks to overcome the ankle injury which saw him withdrawn at half-time against Lincoln.

Stuart McCall (ankle) and Lee Todd (groin) are both definitely out with young midfielder Paul Bolland expected to continue in central midfield.

Jewell has added Daniel Verity and new £1.3m striker Isiah Rankin to the side which played in the midweek Worthington Cup tie.

Striker Robbie Blake completes his three-game suspension tomorrow.

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