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McCALL | IT WAS A GUTSY PERFORMANCE

25 November 2017

Bantams boss Stuart McCall has praised the determination and desire of his players after City picked up a battling victory at Shrewsbury Town this Saturday.

An own goal from Shrews defender Aristote Nsiala ten minutes after the break proved enough for the 1-0 victory and another away-day success this season for McCall's men.

With Shrewsbury displaying all of the form that has made them this season's surprise package in League One, City had to show plenty of discipline to keep their lead intact and secure the clean sheet to go with the win.

The victory made it three wins on the spin for City away from home, with the two most recent successes coming at the home of the two sides currently in the automatic promotion spots.

McCall said: "It was a gutsy performance. We've had to be resolute and dogged.

"Three points is three points no matter how you get them.

"This was a different game to the one at Wigan last weekend. We knew this would be a game of just one goal.

"It was a great move for the goal involving Macca (Tony McMahon), Charlie (Wyke) and Gilly (Alex Gilliead).

"I think Tayls (Paul Taylor) was there to get on the end of Gilly's cross if it hadn't taken a touch off their defender.

"After that, I felt we kept them quiet until the final ten minutes or so when they brought Carlton Morris on.

"We brought Adam Thompson on in response to go five at the back.

"Rouven (Sattelmaier) has made some good saves and we've defended really well when we've needed to.

"This is another side that we've faced recently that are very strong at home and hard to play against.

"We've put our bodies on the line and shown great discipline and desire.

"We've shown this season that we can play good football and open teams up.

"Today's (Saturday) game is another example that we can battle and scrap as well when needed to.

"We've found a way to win, and that is the most important thing."


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