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8 March 2023



8 March 2023

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Matty Platt was happy with the Bantams’ defensive display and satisfied with the overall performance, as City left the Poundland Bescot Stadium with a 0-0 draw.

The defender was pleased with the clean sheet, which was City’s fifth in their past six games, but shared the frustration of the dressing room at not leaving the West Midlands with three points. 

“It is a good point on the road,” Platt said.

“We were not quite at our best, but to come away with a clean sheet, we should be satisfied. 

“We restricted them well. They did not have too many clear-cut chances, which is always massive for us.

“It is just frustrating to not score at the other end. 

“As a defensive unit, we are happy. We have had a lot of clean sheets recently - that needs to continue. 

“If we can continue this until the end of the season, it will stand us in good stead.”

The former Barrow centre-back has been part of a new partnership since the January capture of Sam Stubbs, and welcomed his leadership and added depth to the defensive unit.

The 25-year-old is aiming for the Bantams to have more control when starting matches, and although he took pride in extending their unbeaten run on the road, admitted the Bantams are close to “everything coming together” - ahead of their upcoming clash against Newport County.

“Sam (Stubbs) has come in and done great,” he continued.

“He brings in real leadership on the pitch.

“I think, this season, whoever has played, we have done really well.

“Liam (Ridehalgh) has come back and slotted in nicely, too, so we have excellent strength in depth.

“We did not have too much control in the first half. They had too much off the ball.

“We have to have more of a foothold, and that will help us massively. 

“We need more of the same, on the defensive side, and hopefully, everything will come together.”

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