CALLUM Guy has more reason than most to curse City's unexpected late-season break.

The Bantams end their 17-day exile from League One tonight with a tasty home encounter against FA Cup heroes Wigan.

It has been a disruptive period for new boss Simon Grayson as he waits to finally take charge at Valley Parade for the first time.

The players have also found the weather-hit delay a huge source of frustration – and none more so than Guy.

The on-loan Derby midfielder has started both times since Grayson took the helm a month ago and was the pick of the bunch in City's defeat at Plymouth last time out.

But the subsequent postponements against Portsmouth and MK Dons put his growing momentum on hold.

"I was pleased with my performance at Plymouth but it was still disappointing not to get the three points," said Guy.

"That is all that matters in this league. Obviously, you want to put in good performances, but that needs to be done as a team.

"It wasn't a bad performance, we were just unlucky. Plymouth got the rub of the green.

"We have not played since then and the momentum goes. When in the team, you want the games to come thick and fast so you can keep improving and impressing the manager."

With plenty at stake over the remainder of the season, Guy has made sure that his concentration level has not dropped during the enforced break.

He said: "As the games get postponed, you have to impress in training. We treat training like games at the moment.

"You have to showcase what you can do, on and off the pitch; show that you live right off the pitch.

"With the days off, you have to make sure you don't do anything daft. It is important you are ready for the games."

Guy has spent the unexpected free weekends in the gym but admits it has been strange not to be on the pitch on a Saturday afternoon.

He said: "Having the time off isn't great. It's almost as if I was missing something. It is frustrating because you just want to be on the pitch.

"But that is all going to change now because we have so many games in a short period of time."

The Wigan fixture kicks off a hectic run of 12 matches over the next 52 days – but Guy is confident that Grayson will have the squad to cope.

He said: "Everyone is fit at this stage of the season. We all want to play in every single game and everyone is fighting for their place.

"There has been a change of manager, so that is a fresh start since our last home game. There's a new face in the dugout and new ideas in training.

"Hopefully we can show the gaffer's type of play on the pitch against Wigan."