Kevin McDonald was disappointed with his side's first-half performance, as City fell to a 2-1 defeat at Sutton United.
The Bantams' caretaker player-manager felt City did not create enough or threaten their opposition as they went into the break a goal down, before conceding late on to condemn them to defeat.
“I thought in the first half, we were poor,” he said.
“We deserved to go into the break as we did, a goal down.
“We just tweaked a couple of things at the break that we thought would give us more joy going forward, and it did.
“We managed to get on top in the game after that, and got the goal. We probably should have scored more than the one.
“Then, it was a big blow to concede when we did, especially with the manner we were playing in, in the second half.”
One of the few positives of this afternoon’s game for McDonald was Andy Cook returning to the scoresheet for the first time under his temporary stewardship.
The Scot was pleased to see his No.9 amongst the goals, but admitted on another day, he would have had at least one more.
“It was good for Cooky to get back on the scoresheet today,” he added.
“He is a very honest guy and works so hard.
“On another day, he scores another goal - the one where he hit the bar which he took so well on the volley.
“If that goes in, it changes the whole outcome of the game.
“We need to look at what we can do better to prepare for the next game.”