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2 January 2024



2 January 2024

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Matty Platt described his frustration after a narrow 1-0 defeat to Crewe Alexandra at the Mornflake Stadium on New Year's Day.

The centre-back was disappointed not to continue City's positive run of form, as the Bantams slipped to their first defeat in nine matches, and felt his side deserved more from the yesterday's slender defeat.

“I feel frustrated because I felt we played well,” he said.

“We applied a lot of pressure and limited their chances.

“All that was missing was that goal and with the chances we were creating we could have gone on to win the game.

“We were on a good run and we deserved to keep that going.

“We possibly missed that extra quality. 

“It is disappointing, but as a team, we just need to bounce back.”

The 26-year-old noted there are positives to take from the defeat as they managed to "limit Crewe to very few chances", and insists the Bantams will have to learn from mistakes.

However, he is pleased with the progress City are making on the field, and hopes the side continue in a similar vein, ahead of Saturday's visit of Crawley Town.

“There are positives to take,” Platt added.

“Being part of the defence, I felt they rarely threatened us and we limited them to very few chances.

“They did not have much going forward, and Harry (Lewis) was not forced into that many saves, other than the penalty.

“That is where the majority of the frustration lies - that we have been outdone by a penalty, in a game where they rarely troubled us.

“We cannot change too much radically going forward, as it has been working for us over the past few weeks.

“If we keep on doing the right stuff and playing how we have been, we will get back on the winning side of things in no time.”

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