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Daley hits back at fans criticism

Omar Daley
Daley has scored three league goals this season

Bradford City's Omar Daley has said he is strong enough to take the recent criticism aimed at him.

The Jamaican international midfielder, 27, responded to recent criticism from some supporters by scoring in City's 2-0 win at Gillingham on Saturday.

"The fans pay their money to come and see me," Daley told BBC Radio Leeds.

"I don't mind if they have a go, but have a go in the right way. They have to understand I can't run past four or five people every time I get the ball."

City manager Stuart McCall has already hit out this season, stating Daley in an easy target for fans frustration.

Daley added: "I try my best to train hard and get fitter and better.

"I have to do that because it's not easy in this league.

"I get two or three players coming to tackle me at once and that's hard to get past.

"There is no easy game for Omar because opposition players always come at me hard.

"The criticism hasn't got to me, I'm just working hard."

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Gillingham 0-2 Bradford
07 Feb 09 |  League Two
McCall delighted with Daley show
11 Aug 08 |  Football
Bradford City duo sign new deals
07 May 08 |  Bradford
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21 Jan 08 |  Bradford

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