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1 May 2021



1 May 2021

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Conor Sellars admitted his frustration - following the Bantams’ goalless draw against Scunthorpe United, which drew the curtain on their 2020/21 home campaign. 

City and the Iron balanced each other out at the Utilita Energy Stadium, as players marked the 36th anniversary of the Valley Parade Fire Disaster. 

Sellars insists his side did not do enough to take all three points from the game, and must be more clinical. 

He said: “It was a frustrating one, because we did not win the game. We were not clinical enough and it showed in the scoreline.

“You could see that Scunthorpe were fighting for their lives with the way they set up. They made it difficult for us and got the point they needed.

“We went into the game with a positive mindset, and I felt we could affect them in different ways. Overall, I thought we were the better team and created more chances in open play.

“They defended well, with a lot of bodies behind the ball. We just were not clinical enough with our chances.

“We are just going through a period of time right now where we are not managing to score and these are areas we need to improve on.”

As well as reacting to the action on the field, Sellars also reflected on the events of 11th May 1985, and how the Bantams came together to remember the 56 lives lost. 

City’s joint manager feels his and Mark Trueman’s side can also take confidence into next season, and has been encouraged by players returning from injury. 

Sellars added: “Everybody at the club knows the seriousness of what happened in 1985, and it was nice to play a part in remembering those people before the match. 

“It would have been nice to have the supporters inside the stadium, so they could pay their respects as well, though.

“Callum Cooke has played a few matches since returning from injury, and has come through with no recurrence after what he was sidelined with. 

“Lee Novak has returned from injury quicker than we thought, and has played for 70 minutes today, which was great to see.”

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