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30 December 2023



30 December 2023

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Ciarán Kelly was proud of how the Bantams battled to earn a point in a 0-0 draw against league leaders Stockport County at the University of Bradford Stadium.

City’s No.18 praised the defensive play from everyone on the pitch, from the backline to the attacking players pressing down from the front, as Graham Alexander's men secured a first clean sheet in three games.

“It was a tough game, we battled well,” Kelly said.

“We played football when we could, and against the league leaders, a point was not the worst.

“We go into the into every game wanting to win. We did that again today but unfortunately we fell short of the three points.

“The team as a whole did our job, from the backline to the attacking players.

“We kept them out and kept them quiet. We did our job with the clean sheet, and an important point against the league leaders is crucial.”

The Irishman was pleased that the Bantams could continue their unbeaten streak, extending it to eight matches, insisting going into every game with a "no fear" mentality will help to continue that run. 

The 25-year old is looking ahead to City’s next fixture on New Year's Day, where the Bantams travel to the Mornflake Stadium to face Crewe Alexandra. 

“We want to keep this streak up,” he added.

“We do not want to lose games, especially with the big crowd and our fans behind us. We want to go into every game as strong as we can.

“We went into this game against the league leaders with no fear. We wanted to go at them, and on reflection, a point was a good result for us.

“It is a short turnaround. We cannot do too much on the pitch, ahead of our New Year's Day game against Crewe.

“Our preparation will probably be more tactical and more focused on rest and recovery ahead of the game on Monday.”

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