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27 January 2021



27 January 2021

Mark Trueman was thrilled by another convincing City performance - following last night’s 3-1 victory at Southend United. 

The Bantams defeated Sky Bet League Two’s bottom club thanks to goals from Gareth Evans (2) and Danny Rowe - after a 0-0 draw at league-leading Cambridge United over the weekend. 

City’s interim boss was delighted by the way his side has proved capable of adapting to different challenges. 

He said: “I was delighted to get the three points. It was a big result for us, which takes us further away from the wrong end of the table.

“We showed how adaptable we can be, in the way we play, and everyone was really pleased to have come away with the win.”

“Obviously, we were disappointed to have conceded, as it was a sloppy goal to give away. 

“We knew the threats of Southend, going forward, but were very happy to have got the three goals.”

Trueman was also encouraged by his side’s clinical nature in attack, scoring three goals for the first time since he and Conor Sellars took charge. 

He reiterated the importance of netting from across the pitch, and confessed his delight for both Evans and Rowe. 

Trueman added: “We talked about running forward and breaking their backline, and I thought we did that well in the second half. 

“We were delighted to get the goals and are delighted for Rowey to get off the mark - which is obviously a positive thing.

“We know the qualities of Gareth Evans, and he shows it in training. 

“I think the more games and match fitness he gets, the more goals he is going to score for the team.

“We needed to add more goals and have worked on that. It all comes from the structure we have behind the ball, and we are happy to be creating chances and threatening the backline more.”

The Bantams will be looking to go eight games unbeaten at home to Barrow on Saturday (January 30, 3.00pm). 

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