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1 February 2022



1 February 2022

Derek Adams praised the fight shown by his players to earn a point at home against Leyton Orient.

Darren Pratley’s sublime finish was the difference between the sides until late in the contest, when Elliot Watt levelled for the Bantams.

City’s never-say-die attitude was a source of pride for boss Derek Adams, who felt his side was unlucky not to have secured all three points. 

He said: “That has come from within. You have seen a group of players who have worked ever so hard to get a point for this football club, and worked even harder to go for a winner.

“They pushed and pushed, and were unfortunate not to get all three points in the end.

“It came from within. It came from pushing hard to make a difference, and I am proud of the players for that.

“Over the 90 minutes, we showed great character to get back into the game, and even go for the winner.”

Adams also highlighted the volume of chances City created throughout the tie, and called for a more ruthless attitude in the final third.

The Bantams notched 12 shots throughout the clash, nine of which came in the second half, and the City chief insisted they again must be more clinical in future.

He added: “When we are creating more opportunities than the opposition, we just have to be better in front of goal.

“We had some really good chances tonight that could, and probably should, have gone in the back of the net.

“When it has come down to it, we just have not been able to make the right pass or been able to find the finish.” 

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