Bantams boss Stuart McCall was quick to acknowledge City weren't at their best during Saturday's 1-0 win at Portsmouth - but he knows that it is the result that was all important from the trip to Fratton Park.
Matthew Kilgallon's headed match-winner ten minutes from time proved enough to return McCall's men back to winning ways after a previous run of three league matches without success.
Kilgallon's goal - his second of the season - came via a wide free-kick delivery into the box from the fit-again Tony McMahon.
McCall said: "We didn't deserve to win today (Saturday), but, having said that, we didn't deserve to lose at Bury and we didn't deserve to lose against Charlton last weekend.
"I am happy with the result obviously but disappointed with the performance.
"We've had a good spell in the first period of ten minutes or so but overall we know the performance wasn't good enough.
"We know we must do better than that.
"All in all though, to send over a thousand City supporters home with the victory is massive.
"Portsmouth are a good side, especially at home, but we've stuck in there and kept battling.
"Sometimes you get what you deserve in football and sometimes you don't.
"Thankfully for us, it has spun round this afternoon because we've got less in the last three matches than we've deserved.
"The lads are an honest bunch, they know better performances are required to keep us in that top half of the table.
"It was all about finding a way to win today, which we did, but we will be back on the training ground next week working hard.
"We are not kidding ourselves, we know we must do better in the weeks ahead, but the result is all-important.
"This is a tough place to come, so this result is a big boost for us and the confidence levels."