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2 March 2021



2 March 2021

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Mark Trueman was once again delighted with the resilience and determination of his City side, after they recorded a fifth-straight victory - over Mansfield Town. 

The Bantams battled to a 1-0 triumph over the Stags at the Utilita Energy Stadium, to win five matches back to back for the first time since 2004. 

Having repelled waves of Mansfield pressure to keep a clean sheet and hang onto all three points, Trueman heaped praise on his players. 

The City boss said: “We have already shown we can win in different ways. Our defensive resilience, for long periods of this game, was fantastic. 

“Mansfield caused us a lot of problems and are a good team. We knew that going into the match.

“We are delighted with the characteristics we showed again, to get over the line and secure all three points.

“We know Mansfield are very energetic and they like to come at you and press. They try to look for mistakes and errors to capitalise on, and we knew that.

“We did not start brightly, and they caused us a lot of problems, but we showed that resilience and togetherness to defend our box.

“If we can carry on matching these defensive performances and improve what we are doing with possession, we are going to give ourselves good opportunities to win more football games.

“Winning five-straight games is a great statistic and we will look to go and improve this run. That is the type of mindset that myself, Conor and the players have got.”

On top of their structure and solidarity at the back, Trueman was also pleased with his side’s clinical nature in attack. 

City once again took advantage of chances they were presented in the opposition box, with Danny Rowe scoring on his return to the starting 11. 

Trueman added: “We showed bits of quality going forward, but there are still things to work on.

“We have set our foundations for how we should be structured for matches, which has helped us going forward.

“I thought both teams nullified each other at times but, if you look at the statistics, we are well ahead on shots on target.

“It only takes one moment for us to win the game, and Rowey was there to put it in the back of the net.”

The Bantams are back in action at home to Bolton Wanderers on Saturday (March 6). 

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