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ADAMS FRUSTRATED WITH WALSALL DRAW

4 September 2021

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City manager Derek Adams was frustrated by his side’s 1-1 draw with 10-man Walsall at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The Bantams proved unable to break down a resilient Saddlers defence which played the entire second half without captain Joss Labadie, who was dismissed just before half-time. 

Adams was frustrated to have only gained a point, and believes the red card changed the layout of the game. 

He said: “It was not the result we wanted, but we have to accept it. 

“We started the game very well and should have been well in front by the time Walsall equalised. 

“They scored a goal against the run of play, which sometimes does happen, and it was up to us to respond to that. 

“If anything, the sending off did not do us any favours and it allowed them to sit back and frustrate us, which they did.

“It changed the way the game was being played and it benefited them more than it did us.” 

However, Adams did draw encouragement from the amount of goal-scoring opportunities his side created on the day.  

Despite not being able to make the most of their chances, the Scotsman believes they will turn them into goals in future affairs. 

He added: “We passed the ball around very well and created plenty of good opportunities on the day. 

“Of course, it was frustrating that we were unable to take them, but getting into the positions was encouraging. 

“At the end of the day, if you do not make the chances, you do not win football matches. 

“If we continue to do this in future games, we will certainly score more goals and pick up better results.”

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