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19 March 2023



19 March 2023

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Andy Cook was proud of how City battled back to secure a 2-2 draw against Hartlepool United at the University of Bradford Stadium.

Pools twice took the lead - both before and after the break - but the Bantams twice came from behind, both goals courtesy of Cook. 

City’s No.9 was ecstatic at hitting 25 goals in all competitions this season, and insists City "cannot dwell" on dropping points against yesterday's visitors. 

“It is a good group,” Cook said.

“We play for each other, and it proves that when we fight back like we did today.

“We kept coming back, thankfully got the draw and it was not three points lost. 

“I am happy to get two goals today, but we want to be winning.

“(Scott) Banksy has done well to put the ball in and as it is dropping I am just thinking: 'I am going to hit it'.

“I try to hit that volley in training and thankfully it came off in the game.

“We cannot dwell on this. We have to put it behind us and look forward to our next game.”

City’s leading goalscorer insists the team must stick together at this stage of the campaign, as he lauded the character, resilience and leadership within the group.

Cook also expressed his desire to “right the wrongs” of City's reverse fixture at Carlisle, where the Bantams were beaten on Boxing Day, as the Cumbrians visit Valley Parade on Tuesday. 

Cook added: “We stuck together. We have to, at this point of the season.

“We battle for the shirt and today we did that. I was happy with how we saw out the game.

“We got beat at Carlisle on Boxing Day and we must go into the game with the mindset of 'we want to do what we want to do', and we want to win games.

“We have to take each game as it comes and that is the main thing come Tuesday - all three points.”

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