Mark Trueman admitted his disappointment with this evening’s defeat at the hands of Tranmere Rovers.
The Bantams fell to a solitary first-half goal at the Utilita Energy Stadium, as Danny Lloyd’s cross was deflected into his own goal by Paudie O’Connor.
Trueman felt his side’s performance deserved more from the game and was encouraged by City’s showing on the night.
The Bantams boss said: “We are disappointed with the result. I thought we performed well, and were the better team for long periods of the game.
“Throughout the first half and second half, I thought we controlled the match.
“We made Tranmere drop back with how well we did in our build-up play. It was difficult to break them down and, unfortunately, it just did not go our way.
“We did not create enough chances in the final third, and needed to be better in attack.
“I thought we were very good in possession and built better than we have done in past games, so it was frustrating to not take anything.”
With four games of the season remaining, Trueman is looking for his side to continue building.
He was encouraged by this evening’s performance and is confident in the Bantams’ development and growth as a side.
Treman added: “The manner of the goal was tough to take, but if we continue to play like that, we will win more than we lose.
“We have played like we did today in the past and won matches. Tranmere are a good team, but we controlled the match from start to finish.
“We have to keep believing in what we are doing, and keep building over the final four matches of the season.”