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3 October 2023



3 October 2023

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Mark Hughes felt the Bantams deserved more from this evening's trip to Tranmere Rovers. 

City dominated for large periods of the first half before drawing back level in the second, but eventually losing 2-1.

Hughes felt his side should have capitalised more on their spells on top, to take more out of the game.

He said: “We are disappointed. The performance in the first half was very good. 

“We should have probably been two goals to the good (before Tranmere scored) but unfortunately we were not able to convert some really good moments. 

“Mistakes can happen. It (their goal) was very much against the run of play at that point.

“We have allowed them to score right at the end and give them that momentum in the final moments of the game.

“They got the one chance at the end of the game and were able to take it. It was not meant to be for us.”

Despite defeat, Hughes saw positives to take from the game, including another Andy Cook headed goal. 

But the Bantams boss insists his team have to take more chances they create if they want to get more out of games.

“I think there are positives we can take from the game,” he added.

“The first half performance was good, and obviously Cooky’s goal is a positive.

“For the most part, the performance was decent, we just did not take our chances.

“We have not ended up getting anything out of the game. I think a point would probably have been fair.”

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