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17 September 2023



17 September 2023

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Brad Halliday admitted yesterday's 1-1 draw with Harrogate Town at the University of Bradford Stadium was a frustrating result.

The right-back discussed how the visitors' gameplan to sit deep and defend is common, and that City must be better when attempting to break teams down at home.

Halliday said: “It is nice to score late. Unfortunately, it was an equalising and not a winning goal.

“It was not what we wanted at home, so it is tough really, but we did not create enough chances to win the game.

“Teams come here and they sit in and expect us to break them down. We have struggled at times, but we have to be better from that point of view.

“We have to be better at breaking teams down when they sit deep. It is about looking at ourselves first and foremost.”

Halliday acknowledged the lack of end product shown by the Bantams, and insists that is something the team will be looking to improve on as the season progresses.

He looked to the character shown by the Bantams to score another equaliser late into added time, and grab a point for City.

“If you look at the performance, we fell short in creating chances,” Halliday added.

“If you are not creating chances, that means you are not scoring goals. That is something we need to look at and address.

“We dominated possession, we just lacked the end product in the final third. We did not create enough chances to win the game.

“To concede when we did was a kick in the teeth, but it showed the character in the team.

“To come back and score a late goal, to get an equaliser and get something from the game, showed good character from the lads.”

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