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25 September 2022



25 September 2022

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Vadaine Oliver was "buzzing" to have scored his first goal in claret and amber, snatching a late point for the Bantams in yesterday's visit of AFC Wimbledon. 

Matty Foulds’ cross found substitute Oliver in the fifth minute of stoppage time, whose headed effort hit the back of the net to ensure the points were shared at the University of Bradford Stadium.

City’s No.19, a summer signing from Gillingham, was left feeling delighted with opening his account for the club.

He said: “I am buzzing. To get a goal right at the end, in front of The Kop, was such a great feeling.

“I have seen the energy and support the fans give, when Andy Cook and others have been scoring, but to get one for myself and witness it was an amazing feeling.

“It is a great crowd to play for, and it really is the cherry on top that my goal got us a point on the board.

“We know that, because of the atmosphere our fans generate, Valley Parade is a difficult place to come.

“If, through that noise, we can already win the mental battle with our opponents before they have even stepped foot on the pitch, it puts us in good stead for the 90 minutes.

Oliver also discussed the competition for places in the team, as well as praising the character he and his team-mates needed to show, as they battled until the end.

He added: “In fairness to Wimbledon, they came here and looked to make it difficult for us, but I must give credit to my team-mates. They all showed a lot of character to fight back.

“There are a lot of new players who are still bedding in, but this shows the character we have as a group. We are doing well.

“Every player in our dressing room knows that, with it being a long season, we are all going to be relied upon at some point.

“With that, it is important we are always ready and sharp. It creates healthy competition between us all. There is still a long season ahead, but this result kept us unbeaten at home in the league.

“We could have easily just gave up when it got hard. Instead, we continued to battle. The team will take the positives from today and that will build the confidence in the dressing room.

“We will carry the momentum into Harrogate next Saturday.”

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