GARY Bowyer expects a City performance on the final day to honour the Valley Parade fire victims.

The Bantams face Wimbledon tomorrow in the traditionally emotional end to the season as the club pay tribute to those who died in the tragedy.

Bowyer’s squad sat through a presentation at training to give them a clearer insight into the disaster – and he could sense the emotion in the room.

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He said: “Just watching a five-minute clip was incredible and the impact it had on myself and the coaching staff having never seen that before.

“I think the players had seen something similar but just looking round the room as we were watching, it had everybody’s attention.

“It’s mind-blowing. It was a tough watch, for sure.

“I think it gives them a better understanding and that was the whole point.

“For the people of Bradford to have gone through that is incredible.

“It’s up to us to honour those people and everybody else in the right manner with how we conduct ourselves before and during the game.

“People have told me about the actual day and we’ve got to pay our respects properly to them.”

Wimbledon had sold over 1,800 tickets by yesterday tea-time as they look for the win to guarantee staying in League One.

Wally Downes and assistant Glyn Hodges, who Bowyer worked with at Blackburn, have masterminded a remarkable revival. But the City boss does not see that as motivation for his own team.

“We have to create our own spirit and belief going forward,” he added.

“You can learn the lessons but how they’ve gone about it is completely different to what we would have done.

“It’s their way of working. Every manager and coaching staff will have their own different way.

“But it’s important for us to finish properly and try and get back-to-back wins. We’ve got to give the supporters something back because they’ve not had a great deal this season.”

City will decide on Billy Clarke’s fitness today after he was forced off at half-time against Scunthorpe with a sore groin. David Ball, Adam Chicksen and Hope Akpan are all ruled out.

Meanwhile, Bowyer confirmed that non-league defender Tyler French has been training with the club.

The 20-year-old, who plays for AFC Sudbury in the Bostik League, has previously had trials with Barnsley and Charlton. Yeovil and Peterborough are also understood to have registered an interest.

French played in a behind-closed-doors game against Middlesbrough for City and impressed the manager.

Bowyer said: “We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve spoken to Sudbury and had him come and train with us for a couple of days.

“He’s played a game and did well. It’s something that we will have a look at and see if we can take it further.”