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13 November 2021

Derek Adams praised his side's mental toughness - after coming from behind to draw at second-placed Port Vale.

Adams was pleased with City’s display at Vale Park, after Lee Angol equalised off the bench to send the Bantams home with a point.

The Scot credited City’s desire to fight back away from home, against a side who had won their eight previous home fixtures.

He said: “I have said it many times this season, we have a strong mentality in the squad.

“To get ourselves back into the game was not easy. 

“It is a point that we take because Port Vale have been on a great run. They were going for a record amount of consecutive, home wins today - and we were here to stop that.

“We are undefeated against the top four teams in the division. That shows what kind of team we have got.”

Adams was quick to acknowledge his side's ability to change formation after conceding, citing it as the reason for their effective response.

The Bantams chief was pleased to have a number of options off the bench which allowed him to change system seamlessly in the second half.

He added: “We made changes to the personnel after their goal, and it allowed us to go for the jugular.

“The bench today was extremely strong. To have the likes of Liam Ridehalgh, Callum Cooke and Lee Angol coming on is really pleasing.

“I can see that, with the players we have got, we are able to change the system when we wanted to.”

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