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7 March 2023



7 March 2023

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Mark Hughes was satisfied with a point, as the Bantams extended their unbeaten run on the road in last night's 0-0 draw with Walsall.

City remain unbeaten away in 2023, and have now kept four-consecutive clean sheets. 

The Welshman admitted he will “take a point”, as he praised his side’s defensive resilience against a “stubborn” Saddlers side.

He added: “It was a game of very few chances. We just cancelled each other out going forward.

“It was difficult. We had to handle a lot of balls in our box, which I felt we did very well with.

“We did not really let them have a proper chance, but on reflection, we could have done more going forward.

“They have drawn a lot this season - they are hard to beat. Defensively, they did well and had lot of energy.

“It is not easy to come here, so we will take the point.

The City boss felt his Bantams had the better of the chances, but encouraged his side to improve creatively, as he called on the players to “keep going” ahead of a long trip to Newport on Saturday.

Hughes appreciated the “huge effort” in the Bantams’ hectic schedule recently, and acknowledged the difficulty in another game coming in a few days, but is looking forward to the trip to South Wales. 

“We certainly could have done more creatively, and got in better areas,” he added.

“In the second half, we went very close. (Scott) Banksy should probably be doing better from his late free-kick, and testing the goalkeeper.

“I felt we had the better clear-cut chances, but we had not capitalised on that.

“It has been a huge effort in recent days from everyone, but we have to keep going.

“We are looking forward to the weekend. It is another quick turnaround, but we have to keep making sure our attacking play is as fluid as we want it to be.

“Our aim is to keep this good form going.”

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