City manager Derek Adams drew positives from his side’s display - following their 0-0 draw at St James Park against Exeter City.
This was the third-consecutive Sky Bet League Two season the Bantams’ first match had ended goalless.
However Adams highly praised his side’s overall performance and believes they can take encouragement into future games.
He said: “Although we are disappointed to have not won the match, we played very well, especially in the first half.
“We created plenty of chances and did everything other than put the ball in the back of the net.
“We also dealt with Exeter’s threats very well - and were always solid at the back.
“If we continue to play like we did, the results will soon come.”
Adams was also delighted to see the travelling City supporters make their long-awaited return in healthy numbers.
A total of 685 Bantams made the long trip to Devonshire to show their support for their side - in a competitive away fixture for the first time since March 2020.
He added: “Seeing the supporters back in a stadium for a competitive game was fantastic.
“It was easy to see, them being present gave all of the players a lift.
“They have travelled a very long way and the atmosphere they created was superb.
“It is a shame we could not give them a goal to celebrate, but looking at them at the end, they appreciated our attempts at least.”
The Bantams are back in action at Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening - with tickets available to 'Take Me Home' 2021/22 season-ticket holders by CLICKING HERE.