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2 January 2022



2 January 2022

Returning forward Andy Cook was pleased the Bantams began the New Year on a high - following their 2-1 triumph away to Barrow in Sky Bet League Two.

The 31-year-old capped off his first appearance in 63 days with the winning goal against his former club at the Dunes Hotel Stadium. 

Cook was delighted he and his team-mates were able to begin 2022 with a positive result and praised the way the Bantams defended in the latter stages of the encounter. 

He said: “It was a great way to start the New Year. 

“They put us under pressure towards the end, and the lads were fantastic. 

“We got the win and, for the supporters and us as players, it was a relief. We were buzzing to get the three points. 

“Maybe, we could have been a bit better and not conceded the goal, but that is part and parcel of football. 

“We never let our heads drop, defended well and came away with the points.” 

City’s top goal-scorer was also delighted at returning to the Bantams’ starting line-up for the first time since picking up a hamstring injury at the end of October. 

Cook is now aiming to get more goals to help the team continue climbing the table moving forward. 

He added: “I was over the moon to find out I was playing. 

“It has been a long eight weeks for myself. No one wants to get injured. 

“I was buzzing to come back in and it turned out I got the winner, which I enjoyed. 

“I know I scored in the last game I played, but it felt like ages since I had. 

“Obviously, getting the win in front of supporters who would have been frustrated to have not been able to go to any games in the last couple of weeks was great. 

“I am looking forward to every game and, from a selfish point of view, I would like to get more goals.

“It was good and you saw how the fans were. It was a sell-out and that was different class. 

“We now have a week to dust ourselves down, get ready, and go again. Hopefully, this is the start of a run of wins and we can start to climb the table.”

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