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7 November 2021



7 November 2021

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Returning forward Lee Angol insists the Bantams “need to start being more clinical” in front of goal, following their 1-1 draw with Exeter City in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Theo Robinson’s 28th-minute opener was cancelled out by Sam Nombe’s late equaliser as the cup tie ended all square - meaning there will now be a replay between the two teams at St James Park a week on Tuesday.

While Angol did touch on some of the positives from City’s display, he also stressed that they need to start taking their chances more often.

He said: “It was not the best result.

“We now have to go down to their place and play again for a spot in the next round.

“We had a lot of chances to see the game off - and we did play well - but did not take them.

“In football, if you do not take your chances, it comes back to bite you.

“It is encouraging that we played so well against a top side like Exeter but, at the same time, we did not win.

“We will go back to the training ground and work on the same things.

“We need to start being more clinical as a side, and seeing teams off, because we could have easily been out of sight in this one.

“It was not meant to be, but there were plenty of positives to build on as team, so we just need to keep moving.”

Angol went on to mention his delight at returning to the Bantams’ matchday squad after having time on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

The 27-year-old came off the bench in the latter stages of the encounter to make his first appearance for the club since mid-August.

He added: “Personally, it was nice to be back out there and it was great to get such a good reception when I came on.

“It has been a long period off for me but, at the same time, I am just looking forward to getting back in the team and pushing on.

“For me, personally, the game against Sunderland this Tuesday will be a good one to get some minutes in.”

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