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23 October 2022



23 October 2022

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Although frustrated at the Bantams' second-half performance, Matty Platt encouraged his team-mates to take positives from yesterday's goalless draw at Grimsby Town.

When reflecting on the game as a whole, City's No.5 believed a share of the points at Blundell Park was a fair outcome in the end.

He credited his side's solid defence, after securing back-to-back league clean sheets, but admitted there is still room for improvement heading into midweek action.

He said: “I thought we played well in the first half. We had a couple of good chances, which could have put us ahead. Frustratingly, we could not quite match that intensity in the second half.

“It was a scrappy point, but a good point in the end. We have to take the positives.

“We dropped our levels a little bit and let Grimsby get back into the game, which in turn riled the home support and made us struggle slightly in the second half.  

“In any match, it is goals that change the game. If we could have got our noses in front early, it would have been a different game.

“We know, in this league, we will come up against teams who make it difficult for us. In those moments, we have got to stand up to it, and I thought we did that well at times.”

Platt also spoke highly of his defensive counterparts, with City’s backline ensuring another shutout, while acknowledging the impact the travelling supporters made.

He added: “I have to give huge credit to Harry Lewis for his performance in goal today.

“In this league, clean sheets are going to be massive for us, and to get two back-to-back is really important.

“Between myself, Roms (Crichlow) and Harry, it gives the team a defensive base to build on. As defenders, we are judged on clean sheets, so we must take the fact we did not concede as a positive.

“It was a great atmosphere, as always. Our travelling fans were great. That is what, as a footballer, you want to play in front of.

“We have not been beaten, but we all know we need to be better. Hopefully, it will kick us in the right direction and enable us to get a good reaction on Tuesday night.”

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