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24 February 2021



24 February 2021

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Match-winner Callum Cooke lauded another victory - following the Bantams' 1-0 triumph over Leyton Orient in Sky Bet League Two. 

The City midfielder netted an 81st-minute penalty to ensure Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars’ first game as permanent managers ended in victory at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

Cooke stressed the importance of his side earning three points - despite not playing at their best - to take them back into the top half of the league table. 

He said: “We did not play our best, but the most important thing was that we earned the victory. 

“It is important that we have the ability to grind out results.

“When you are playing in a tight game like that one, it is vital to not give away a sloppy goal.  

“I thought we were defensively solid throughout, and had a good structure.  

“Overall, we are delighted with another win and a clean sheet.”

The 24-year-old also confessed joy at his impressive recent run of form.  

The former Peterborough United midfielder has racked up two goals and five assists in his last six outings, as well as being awarded man of the match three times in the last four City games. 

Cooke added: “It felt great to see the penalty hit the back of the net. 

“Right now, you have to keep scoring and assisting to keep your place in the team. 

“We are on a really good run of form and are showing our class right through the squad - starting from the back. 

“Playing higher up the pitch has given me freedom and I know, now I am playing in a No.10 role, that I need to start scoring more goals. 

“I have to keep working hard, but am pleased with how it is going at the moment.”

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