Mark Trueman was pleased with a hard-fought victory - after his side returned to winning ways against Grimsby Town.
The Mariners entered the encounter unbeaten in eight, though were undone by Anthony O'Connor's strike shortly before the interval.
Trueman was impressed by his side's professional approach and win-at-all-costs attitude.
The City boss said: “It was a hard-fought victory. The most important thing, at this part of the season, is to get the three points.
“Grimsby were unbeaten in eight matches, and have been playing some good football.
“We knew it was going to be a test at times, and their sending off made it difficult - because you do not know how the teams are going to react after it happens.
“We said before the match that we had to find a way to win, which we did.”
As well as isolating the fact his side managed to bag the three points, Trueman also maintained his delight in the way the Bantams have continued to respond to a recent dip in form.
He added: “Grimsby are a totally different team to the one which played us in December, and we knew that they would be a threat in the air and from set-pieces.
“During our blip, our momentum dropped a bit. It was important that we have picked the momentum back up again, and I never questioned the character of this group during that time.
“I always knew we would win games and we have shown that we can win in a different way.
“Grimsby need to win games and they changed their shape straight away. They made it really hard for us and we had to adapt, which I thought we did well.”