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16 August 2023



16 August 2023

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Mark Hughes was satisfied with what could turn out to be a "good" point at Stockport County, as the Bantams were held to a 1-1 draw last night. 

Having taken the lead through Alex Pattison and then been pegged back, City had chances to win the game late on, including a saved penalty. 

Hughes, however, suggested he and his side could "look back" and "see it as a good point" later ths season.

“When we look back on this point at the end of the season, away to Stockport who will certainly challenge, we may see it as a good point,” he said.

“We did have opportunities to win the game, but they will argue that they had their own chances to win too. 

“In the first half, apart from the first 10 minutes, I think we were the better team and very much in control.

“We came out in the second half and scored a good goal, and then we needed to deal with their pressure.

“On occasions, we hurried a little bit. We just needed a little bit of composure in defence. We will certainly learn from it.”

New man Alex Pattison has made a strong start to his City career, scoring three goals in three games, and Hughes hopes he can keep up his fine form.

The Bantams boss added: “The additions of Clarke Oduor and more notably Alex Pattison - who has had a very good start to his time here - have really helped us.

“Patto looks like he will score in every game, just by his understanding of the runs he needs to make.

“We hope he keeps that form up, because at the moment he looks very difficult to stop in that midfield role.”

Hughes' men return to action on Saturday, at Morecambe (August 19, 3.00pm). Over 1,600 Bantams will fill a sold-out away end. 

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