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9 October 2021

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Derek Adams described mixed emotions, following this afternoon's goalless draw at Newport County. 

The Bantams drew 0-0 at Rodney Parade, with both sides unable to score, meaning the points were shared.

Adams felt his side made a good start to the match and had positive periods, though needed to make the most of their first-half pressure.

He said: “We started the game very well. We were on the front foot and went right up against Newport.

“We got ourselves into really good areas but could not find that final pass or the shot at goal which we required.

“We have got to score that goal at that time. When you are in a dominant situation in the game, and creating some really good openings, you have got to score.

“If we had have done that, Newport would have had to come out against us. In the end, we did not do well enough in the final third.”

The Scot also praised his side's mental strength and resilience in a difficult atmosphere at Rodney Parade. 

He was aware today's encounter would be a challenging one, and is proud of how his players dealt with the occassion.

He added: “They got to the play-off final last year and they have changed their manager. It was never going to be easy for us. 

“It is a difficult place to come, as they are a side which has aspirations to get out this league.

“We dealt well with the occasion, and have come away with a point.

“Our mental strength was very good, and we have shown a willingness to keep that ball out of the net.”

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