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HUGHES FRUSTRATED FOLLOWING HARROGATE DRAW

16 September 2023

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HUGHES FRUSTRATED FOLLOWING HARROGATE DRAW

16 September 2023

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City manager Mark Hughes was frustrated with his side's performance in front of goal, after this afternoon's 1-1 draw with Harrogate Town. 

The Bantams came from behind again to rescue a point in the final moments of the game, with Jamie Walker nodding home a 95th-minute equaliser. 

Hughes felt City should have scored more goals considering the amount of possession his team had in the match.

“It was a frustrating game,” he said.

“For the vast majority, I thought we controlled it, especially in terms of possession. 

“We found it difficult as the opposition came with a gameplan to sit deep and defend. 

“We just needed one of the chances we created to go in, and then we probably would have gone on to get more, as it would have forced them to come out a bit more.

“Our options at the moment are players who like to get in behind and when a team sit on the edge of their box, it makes it hard for these types of players.

“We just switched off for their goal. Harry (Lewis) did not have a shot to save up until the goal, which tells you a lot. 

“In the end we have shown good character to keep going. Jamie (Walker) was very brave in the box to get the first contact.

“It was the least we deserved, considering the amount of the ball we had.

“We will take the point and move on.”

The Welshman also emphasised some of the attacking talent coming back from injury, and how important it is to have a variety of attacking options.

“The more players you have available that can affect the game, the better,” he added.

“We have a lot of guys who can affect the game and cause problems for the opposition.

“We have good players coming back, but also good players available now.

“But, obviously, you want as many players to be available as possible.”


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