Rehman surprised at axe: Bantams stopper will continue to give his all for club

Bradford City defender Zesh Rehman has expressed his surprise and disappointment at being stripped of the club’s captaincy and placed on the transfer list.

When questioned recently on BBC radio, Rehman spoke of his frustration whilst watching his side struggle when he felt his experience could help. Every manager and coach in football expects a player on the bench to be disappointed that they are not starting but Zesh went on to explain that the Managers job is to select the starting eleven he feels are most likely to win and he fully accepted this. Indeed several of Rehmans’ previous coaches have contacted him to underline this and express the fact that they are as confused by the latest developments as the Defender himself.

It would appear that Taylor has either taken the broadcast out of context or there has been some kind of misunderstanding, because the reported disciplinary action seems very severe for a player widely renowned in the game as a role model to youngsters and a model professional.
Zesh feels confident that the waters will be calmed and reason will prevail when all parties meet again on Monday

Rehman remains fully committed to Bradford while contracted to the West Yorkshire club and would have no qualms playing under Taylor when he is called upon for first-team duty again.

“I’m at the club and will continue to give 100 per cent when called upon as always.”

“I’ve worked 24/7 on and off the pitch for the club, as I have done for every club I’ve been at. The fans have been good to me since I’ve been here and I really appreciate their continued support.”

I’m aware of how quickly things can change in this game and you can never say never.”

“I have played in all four leagues and have always received praise for my professionalism, work ethic and attitude”.