Kevin McDonald was happy with his team’s performance in last night's EFL Trophy clash, as they secured all three points with a 2-1 victory over Grimsby Town.
The Bantams got their Northern Group F campaign off to a winning start thanks to goals from Emmanuel Osadebe and Ciarán Kelly.
City’s caretaker player-manager, who himself got 78 minutes in the tank, was pleased with the way his team orchestrated the plan he and his coaching staff set out.
“It was a good performance,” he said.
“Like Saturday, we committed to the game plan and executed it very well.
“There were times we were a little bit off it, but in the most it was a good performance.
“Even though we made nine changes, everyone came in and did themselves absolutely no harm.
“It was a good performance on the whole, and good to get three points.”
The Scotsman made nine changes, including himself, to the starting line-up, and was happy with the way the players coming in adapted to the way he wanted to play, and maintained the high levels of intensity.
“We have a very good squad,” McDonald added.
“We have something like 27 players in our squad, so we can afford to make a decent number of changes like we did tonight.
“When you see the team out there tonight, after making nine changes, it was still a very strong team.
“We set out to win tonight, with the changes, and we achieved that.
“Everyone applied themselves brilliantly, and I thought we deserved the win.”