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17 November 2021

Derek Adams was again left to rue his side's missed opportunities, having been knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup at the first-round stage to Exeter City. 

After a goalless 90 minutes in the two teams' second meeting in just over a week, Exeter sealed progression with three extra-time strikes. 

And, despite the tie needing a replay and extra-time to decide who advanced to the next round, Adams felt his side should have made sure of their progression.

He said: “You are always disappointed to go out of the FA Cup. We felt we should have been through in the first game.

“We did not take our opportunities when they came along, and that is the reason we are out.

“Throughout the season, I have said we need players to score goals in a variety of areas, and that is again where we have fallen short.”

Over 70 City supporters made the over-10-hour round trip down to Devon, and the Bantams chief was full of praise for the backing he and his players received.

He added: “The fans stayed until the final whistle, and that is real loyal support.

“There is a number of clubs where the supporters would have gone out the stadium before the end in that situation.

“But, fair play to our fans. They stayed and supported us until the final whistle. That is what a true supporter does.”

The Bantams are back in action at home to Northampton Town on Saturday. CLICK HERE to purchase discounted tickets ahead of matchday. 

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