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HUGHES AGGRIEVED BY DROPPED POINTS

26 March 2022

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Mark Hughes felt two points were dropped at home to high-flying Newport County, after this afternoon's 0-0 draw at the Utilita Energy Stadium.

Today's goalless draw was the second between the two sides this season, and Hughes believes the Bantams deserved more from the clash.

Despite the visitors boasting a 16-point lead over the West Yorkshire club, the Welshman admitted it was City’s game to win.

He said: “Clearly, Newport felt they were under the cosh. They are delighted with the point they have taken from us.

“They probably feel as though they have got away with one there, but it is up to us to put these teams away.

“When we are in the ascendancy, that is when we have got to take our chances and finish games off.

“We have not quite got that right yet but it will come.”

Thursday marked a month since Hughes took the post at the Utilita Energy Stadium and he praised the progress he has overseen since arriving.

The 58-year-old credited his side's ability to adapt with the game, acknowledging their willingness to make snap decisions in the hope of a breakthrough.

He added: “The tempo of our passing was better and that allowed us to change the point of attack on a number of occasions.

“If you play it quickly, you can switch it to the other side and we did that time and time again.

“We played a team who are in the play-off places and really only restricted them to one clear-cut chance right at the death.

“I think that shows how well we are playing at the minute.”


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