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15 November 2020



15 November 2020

Billy Clarke was encouraged by City's performance - following a closely-contested 2-2 draw with Exeter City. 

Man of the Match Clarke helped the Bantams to a hard-fought point against the high-flying Grecians, opening the scoring just 10 minutes in with his fourth of the season. 

Despite being disappointed not to win the game, the Irishman drew positives from elements of his side's display. 

He said: "In the grand scheme of the game, I thought a point was probably fair. Both teams had good chances to score and will probably feel as though they could have won.

"Exeter are a good side and so are we. We went toe to toe with them and it was an enjoyable game to play in.

"We played well in large parts so, overall, it was a good afternoon.

"They are a really good team and Matt Taylor has got them playing some neat football.

"I thought we matched them and had some good chances to score a few more than we did, which is encouraging."

Clarke admitted he is pleased with the Bantams' recent form and is hoping it continues to improve throughout the rest of the season.

The 32-year-old was again happy to have got on the scoresheet, and has felt himself grow into the season as it has wore on.

Clarke added: "When we have not played well, or have lost the game, it has been because we have not started well. 

"We have emphasised to each other that it is important to come out of the blocks and, in the last three games, we have done. We have played some really good football over the last three matches.

"Starting well is the key for us and is something we are looking to carry on with in our upcoming matches.

"I am always confident but sometimes have games where I do not influence as much as I know I can.

"I want to score in every game and influence matches and, thankfully, in the last three games, I have managed to do that."

Clarke and his team-mates will be looking to go one better next Saturday (November 21) when visiting Salford City (3.00pm). CLICK HERE to purchase an iFollow video match pass and ensure you do not miss a minute of the encounter. 

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