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30 April 2023



30 April 2023

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Mark Hughes praised the belief his players showed to keep going and claim all three points against Northampton Town at Sixfields Stadium today.

The Bantams boss knew the Cobblers would respond in the second half after a strong opening period from City, but he was happy with how his side kept pushing to come away with the three points.

“You have to keep going, you cannot lose belief,” he said.

“I do not think anyone saw us lose belief or heart. We kept going, we kept trying, trying to get into good areas of the field.

“We knew they would respond in the second half, and when that momentum changes you have to be ready - ready to fight for every ball - and that is what we did.

“It did feel like there was always going to be another opportunity for us, we just had to make good use of it when it happened.

“It was a fantastic ball into a good area and we were able to get someone on the end of it. They were great scenes at the end.

“I am really pleased for everyone connected to the football club. It was fantastic to do it at the away end.”

The Welshman hailed Andy Cook after the City frontman bagged his 50th goal in claret and amber, stating that it is not just goals he brings to this City side, but his play as a whole.

The City chief wants his team to enjoy the moment of today, but is looking forward to Wednesday's clash away to Crewe.

“He keeps on doing it, we are not surprised any more,” Hughes added.

“The impact he has on games for us, not just with his goals, but his link-up play, makes him is very difficult to play against.

“He is in good form, and confident. When you face a confident Andy Cook who is scoring goals, he is difficult to stop.

“Everything is there for us, we just have to keep going. Keep on doing the right things and good things will happen for us.

“We will enjoy today, enjoy the moment, but we will be working towards Wednesday.”

Tickets for Wednesday's trip to Crewe Alexandra are SOLD OUT, with over 2,000 Bantams set to descend on the Mornflake Stadium. 

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