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28 August 2021



28 August 2021

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City manager Derek Adams was frustrated with his side’s “uncharacteristic” performance in their 2-0 defeat to Leyton Orient.

The Bantams conceded two second-half goals which condemned Adams to his first competitive loss in charge of the club at the Breyer Group Stadium.

The Scotsman admitted his team never really got going on the afternoon and were deservedly beaten by their East London opponents.

He said: “Unfortunately, I cannot deny that the best team won on the day.

“The first half was poor from both teams, but Leyton Orient were miles better than us in the second half.

“We also failed to cope with their physicality and it caused us many problems all game.

“We hardly created a goal-scoring opportunity throughout the entire 90 minutes which was very unlike us.

“Hopefully, we can improve on this in our upcoming games and get back to winning ways.”

However, Adams was once again full of praise for the City supporters who made the journey down.

A total of 752 Bantams descended on Brisbane Road and Adams again cited the club's away support as a huge positive. 

He added: “Our travelling supporters were once again fantastic, which we all appreciated.

“It was very disappointing we could not reward their efforts with a win or even a goal.

“We really feel as though we have let them down and we now need to make it up to them.”

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