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Parkinson feels the frustration

13 March 2013

City boss Phil Parkinson said he had plenty of sympathy for his players after they had to settle for a point from their clash with relegation-threatened Plymouth Argyle.

The Bantams enjoyed a number of decent scoring opportunities at Home Park, including Garry Thompson being denied in a one-on-one situation and then hitting the crossbar later in the match, but Parkinson's men would have to settle for a share of spoils with the Pilgrims.

Despite his side's failure to pick up all three points from the match, however, Parkinson was pleased with City's effort and felt it would be sooner rather than later that they would begin to get real rewards for their endeavours.

Parkinson said: "It's another match where we have dominated for good periods and created some great chances.

"I am frustrated, not with the lads, but for them. 

"They have put in so much effort tonight after a long journey yesterday - it was another tremendous shift from them - but we're a team that kind of needs something to fall for us now.

"There were moments tonight where you would have fancied us to score and plenty of other moments that could have gone our way but didn't.

"Guy Branston has done a horrible tackle on Garry Thompson which on another night could have been red, Kyel Reid has been brought down on the very line of the area which could easily have been given as a penalty, Carl McHugh has had two good headed chances and we've hit the bar as well.

"So we have been getting ourselves in the positions to make things happen tonight at least. I can remember some matches in my career where as the away side, you'd be lucky if you got one or two chances in the whole match.

"We are getting lots of scoring moments at present and we will start taking them soon. I have been a manager for long enough now to know that something is going to fall for us very soon. 

"We have to keep believing and working hard, however, to make sure that happens. We have to keep driving on, and that's what we'll do."

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