Gary Bowyer was delighted to see his side extend their unbeaten run to seven matches, following a battling 1-0 victory over Morecambe.
The Bantams recorded victory late on thanks to substitute Aramide Oteh’s goal, having fought until the 80th minute to break the deadlock.
Bowyer was pleased with the character and fight of his men, having dealt with the pressure of facing a side towards the bottom of Sky Bet League Two.
He said: “We kept going until the end and kept fighting. I am proud of the players, for that.
“There was a lot of expectation with Morecambe being where they are in the division, so we had to cope with that.
“But there are no easy games in this division and Morecambe were never going to prove any different.
“We scored a great goal which was very well taken by Remi and were delighted with his performance, as well as the victory.”
The City chief insists the triumph was made all the more satisfying when considering how tough he and his players expected the match to be.
Bowyer claimed he knew the Lancashire outfit would provide one of his side’s most difficult challenges of the season, to date, and is pleased with how well this was dealt with.
The Bantams boss added: “The game proved to be exactly what we thought it would be, coming into it.
“We knew it would be one of our toughest games of the season so far and it was a great win for us.
“Morecambe are fighting for their lives and have some good footballers.
“We spend a lot of time watching and reviewing the games and, if you look at their performances and compare them with their results, you can count them extremely unlucky to not be in a better position.
“They showed how dangerous they are against us and I full expect them to get out of where they are, should they carry on performing like that.”
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