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GILLIEAD PLEASED TO GET ON SCORESHEET

10 September 2023

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GILLIEAD PLEASED TO GET ON SCORESHEET

10 September 2023

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Alex Gilliead was pleased to have scored his first goal of the season on his return from injury, in yesterday’s 1-1 draw with Grimsby Town at the University of Bradford Stadium.

The midfielder is glad the Bantams were able to maintain their unbeaten run at home against the Mariners, praising the away side's resilience following yesterday’s match-up.

“I am over the moon to have got on and scored,” he said.

“It was good to get back out there after a little injury. It was a little niggly one, so it was good to get back out there after not too long out.

“We are still unbeaten at home which is the main thing. It is a good point against a good team.

“Grimsby are a good side - well organised. They have caused good sides problems this season, so we will take the point and move on.”

A half-time substitute, after what Mark Hughes admitted was a difficult opening period, Gilliead's job "was to get further forward, on the front foot".

He now wants to take the positives that came from the second half, as the Bantams gear up for next week’s return to the University of Bradford Stadium, against Harrogate Town.

“The message when I came on was to get on the ball more,” Gilliead added.

“We wanted to play forward more, get in and around them, and play further up the pitch.

“I think the changes brought more energy to the team. It was a hot day as well, and a tough game is terms of heat.

“We will take the positives from the second half. We put a lot of pressure on their goal, and it should be another good game against Harrogate next week.

“We will rest up this week, look at what we want to do, and we will go again.”

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