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13 September 2020



13 September 2020

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Anthony O’Connor believes there is plenty still to come from City, following a 0-0 draw at home to Colchester United.

The Bantams' first competitive outing at the Utilitia Energy Stadium since March ended goalless - as the curtain was raised on the 2020/21 Sky Bet League Two season. 

Despite "natural disappointment" with the result, the Irishman confessed a draw was a fair result, and that he and his team-mates still have lots to learn. 

O’Connor stated: “Obviously, there is a natural disappointment when you do not win your first game of the season - especially with it being at home. 

“Nonetheless, I think a draw was fair. We did not do enough to win the game and neither did Colchester. 

“But we cannot be too harsh on ourselves. It is the first game of the campaign and some players who were not playing with us last season are still finding their feet. 

“We are working hard every day on the new system in which the gaffer wants us to play. Hopefully, we can keep getting better. 

“We had a couple of chances in the game, especially with Lee Novak’s offside goal - which I thought was not offside.

“We did not do enough in the end to win the match, though, which was disappointing to say the least. 

“Despite this, we did come away with a clean sheet so, as always after a game, we try to look at the positives as well as the negatives."

McCall’s men now turn their focus towards a midweek Carabao Cup clash with Lincoln City - which could see the Bantams take on Liverpool in round three. 

O’Connor stressed the team will be going all out to ensure they secure the victory and set up a meeting with the Premier League champions on Tuesday. 

He added: “Of course, the incentive is there to go win the game and, if we secure a victory, we will have ourselves a really good encounter against the Premier League champions. 

“Therefore, we will be going all out to make sure we win the game, to hopefully bring a good cup match back to Valley Parade. 

“Despite this, we must not get complacent. We will treat this game like any other and take it as it comes. 

“We need to look back at the game against Colchester, dust ourselves down, take the positives and make sure we bring them with us, come Tuesday night.”

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