Ollie Crankshaw was pleased with positive signs shown at the Horsfall Stadium, following the Bantams’ 5-0 triumph over neighbours Bradford (Park Avenue).
Man of the match Crankshaw played the entire second half against Avenue, bagging a goal from the penalty spot as well as registering an assist for Kian Scales.
The 22-year-old was encouraged by his side’s display and believes their team spirit is continuing to grow nicely heading into the new season.
He said: “In terms of both the result and performance, the game went perfectly for us.
“We have all been working extremely hard in training and the team chemistry among the group is continuing to grow very well which, of course, can only be a great thing.
“Both sets of teams we put out showed some real encouraging signs which, hopefully, we can continue to build on moving forward.”
Crankshaw was also delighted to get his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot, having himself been felled inside the area.
The City winger netted the fourth goal from 12 yards in the 78th minute of the game, and was thrilled to have shared this moment with the Bantams’ supporters.
He added: “Of course, I was very happy to see my penalty hit the back of the net.
“The supporters behind the goal really wanted me to score, so it just made it even better when I did.
“When I am out there on the pitch, there is nothing more satisfying than putting smiles on people’s faces and, hopefully, this coming season, I can do that on a regular basis.
“This was the first time I have ever played in front of our supporters, so to top it off by scoring a goal right in front of them was fantastic.”
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