Lennie happy with opening fixtures.

Last updated : 16 June 2002 By Michael Morris
The Bluebirds open up at Boundary Park, Oldham where of course last season we won 7 - 1. Lennie talking to the Wales on Sunday said

"The Oldham game is a case of us going back to a place where we had a great victory. It was the first time since I took over that we sent a real message about what we wanted to do."

City then entertain Port Vale and Northampton in the first week of the season before going away to Swindon then coming home for a game agianst Luton. The month of August ends with City's 6th league game on the 31st away at Cheltenham Town.

Lennie goes on to say

"We have two games out of the first three at home and that is very important for us. We will obviously have to look at those games as good chances to put points on the board. I have quite a good record when it comes to first day games. The important thing though is to get the pre-season right and we are happy with what we have in place. A great start is what we hope for, but it not just about how we start, its about how we finish too and what we do in between."

Last season City opened up with a 1 - 0 win over Wycombe, the early part of the season was a struggle as the club found no real form in producing results. The great win at Reading was offset by the poor defeat at Cambridge. City, as favourites, will be looking for a flying start this time around. After going so close last season, promotion will be seen as a minimum requirement by many fans this time around.

With Lennie now back in work we may see some movement in the transfer market or at least an upturn in the speculation.