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16 August 2023



16 August 2023

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Tyler Smith felt last night’s 1-1 draw at Stockport County represented “two points dropped”, as a late Isaac Olaofe equaliser secured a point for Dave Challinor’s Hatters.

The summer recruit expanded on his disappointment, admitting the Bantams could have used their dominance to take the three points back to West Yorkshire.

Smith, however, on full debut, took positives, and emphasised the importance in keeping spirits high, and focusing on improving.

He said: “We are quite disappointed. We feel it is two points dropped here.

“We felt we were dominant, but if you cannot win, you have to make sure you do not lose.

“The aim is to bounce back, and if we do that on Saturday we can say it has been a solid, and positive week.

“Here is a tough place to come - we knew it was going to be a difficult game.

“We have dug deep and we can take positives from the point.

“Now, it is about lifting everyone's spirits again. Everyone knows where we want to be in by May, and we have to stick together. 

“In times like this, we have to dig deep - every point is vital.”

City’s new No.14 is aiming to learn from the point at Edgeley Park, and believes the side can build on certain challenges.

Smith lauded another sold-out following in Stockport and is hoping to give the City faithful their first three points on the road, when making the trip to Morecambe this weekend. 

“Every game is going to be difficult and there are times where we have to sustain the pressure opposition sides put on us,” he continued.

“We have to grind out every single result as a team, and we can build on these challenges and learning experiences together.

“Those fans were incredible. They are the extra man. Seeing them behind the goal gave us that extra percentage to carry on. 

“We will be ready to give them those three points on Saturday in Morecambe.”

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