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ALEXANDER: 'WE CANNOT FEEL SORRY FOR OURSELVES'

3 February 2024

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ALEXANDER: 'WE CANNOT FEEL SORRY FOR OURSELVES'

3 February 2024

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Graham Alexander does not want his side to feel sorry for themselves following this afternoon's 0-0 draw against AFC Wimbledon at the University of Bradford Stadium.

City were held by the Dons, but Alexander insists his side is fully committed, and all it requires is that one goal for the side to flourish and the goals to come in droves.

The Bantams boss discussed the performance, and felt City had the better of the play but just lacked the quality in the final third to come away with all three points.

“We cannot feel sorry for ourselves,” he said.

“Our players are committed and they are not holding back, we just need that one goal, then we can hopefully build on that, and it can snowball from there.

“I thought we were the better of the sides. We had the opportunities. When we had the chances, we just could not finish them off.

“We just need to show that we have the required quality to score. It was a game we should have won, we just could not grab that goal to come away with the win.”

The City chief is pleased with the recruiting the Bantams were able to complete within the January window, and wants to get down to business with his new signings now the squad is settled ahead of the rest of the season.

The 52-year old looked at the positives of the day, one of those being a clean sheet, saying he was pleased with the defensive solidarity, but wants more from his side in an attacking sense. 

“We worked hard in January, we brought in players, we improved our squad and attacking threat.

“We do not have them all up to speed but we will get there and we can build on that in training. Tyreik we lost after a game and Calum (Kavanagh) has just joined, so we have some work with them to do.

“January can be disruptive, with players looking over their shoulders of players coming in or out, but we are settled now and happy moving into the rest of the season.

“I was pleased with the defence and their performance. Our defensive structure is good and we have consistency to our defensive play.

“We just need to add the intent to score and that comes from all other the pitch. The strikers have the intent to score, and we need that from all over the pitch.

“Going forward we can hopefully add that. Whether it is from a set-piece or other means, hopefully we can add goals around the squad.”


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