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26 August 2023



26 August 2023

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Mark Hughes was pleased with the performance from his City side following their 1-0 victory against Crewe Alexandra at the University of Bradford Stadium.

The Bantams boss was impressed with the control the hosts showed in the second half, after going 1-0 up just before the break, feeling it was a comfortable showing.

“I thought it was a good performance,” he said.

“We were poor last time out, and we needed to address that today. Crewe are a good side, who have had a good start to the season.

“I thought we were the better team in the second half. We had the benefit of going 1-0 up just before half-time.

“In the second half, we comfortably saw the game out. Defensively, I thought we did really well.

“We were strong today, cleared our lines when we had to and played good football when we had to.

“I am pleased with what the lads produced. When it comes to the result and performance, I thought it was quite comfortable.” 

The City chief spoke about the fitness of goalscorer Jamie Walker, as he returned to the starting line-up after missing the last two games due to injury. 

The Welshman is looking ahead to Tuesday's Carabao Cup clash with Wrexham at the Racecourse Ground, and insists they will be going into the game with more confidence after today’s victory.

“Jamie was touch and go, he wanted to start,” Hughes added.

“How he was training, he was good to go, it was just a matter of how long he was going to last in the game.

“He was a bit sore when we took him off, so we will have to see how he is ahead of Tuesday’s game. 

“On the back of a good performance and result, it is a competition we want to do well in, and progress as far as we can in.

“It will not be an easy fixture, against Wrexham, who I know very well.

“We are in better heart going into Tuesday’s game after this weekend’s game. We are back on track and that is the most pleasing thing.”

REMINDER: Tickets for Tuesday's trip to Wrexham are SOLD OUT. 

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