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CRANKSHAW DISAPPOINTED FOLLOWING EXETER DEFEAT

7 February 2021

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Debutant goal-scorer Ollie Crankshaw was left frustrated after the Bantams' eight-match unbeaten run came to an end - with a 3-2 defeat at Exeter City. 

The 22-year-old netted his first goal for the club on the stroke of half-time, to give City the advantage at the interval, though two second-half strikes saw the Grecians take all three points at St James Park. 

Despite the disappointment of defeat in his first appearance for the club, Crankshaw did see positives heading into upcoming fixtures. 

He said: “The defeat was very disappointing for us. 

“To have the lead, going into half-time, and end up losing was a bitter pill to swallow. 

“There were plenty of positives to take from the performance. 

“I thought we were excellent going forward and could have scored more than we did.

“We will continue to work hard in training ahead of the upcoming games.”

City’s new signing did confess joy in opening his account for the club. 

Crankshaw was the Bantams’ ninth and final recruit of a busy January transfer window, and believes an instant impact will fill him with confidence going forward.

The former Wigan Athletic winger added: “Scoring on my debut felt a little bit like a bittersweet moment, for me. 

“Playing for Bradford City for the first time was a great experience. 

“Getting a goal was certainly good for my confidence, and I will just continue to work hard to become even better. 

“I am looking forward to playing even more games. 

“The lads have been brilliant in helping me settle, and hopefully there is more to come from me at this club.” 

Crankshaw and his team-mates will be looking for a response when travelling to Scunthorpe United on Tuesday evening (7.00pm). CLICK HERE to purchase an iFollow video match pass - and ensure you do not miss a minute of the encounter. 


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