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McCALL PLEASED WITH HARD FOUGHT VICTORY

16 September 2017

The Bantams recorded a 1-0 victory against Rotherham United in a Yorkshire Derby at the Northern Commercials Stadium on Saturday afternoon and City boss Stuart McCall admitted he was particualrly pleased with a clean sheet against the Millers.

McCall said: 'It was a hard fought victory. We knew once the team sheet came in and the big boy up front for them, Kieffer Moore, had passed a fitness test that it would be a tough test. He's 6 foot 5 and scores a lot of goals for them so we knew we would have to defend well.'

'They asked a lot of questions of us today and they've put balls into the box from every area of the pitch. Long throws have come into the box as well, so to get a clean sheet against them today I think is a terrific effort from the lads. I thought the goalkeeper (Colin Doyle) and the two centre halves (Nathaniel Knight-Percival and Matthew Kilgallon) were immense.'

'When the ball is flung in it isn't just the first ball, but it's the second ball that you've got to defend as well and you have to get blocks in. It was a real team effort today.'

'I thought we started the game terrfically well. Sometimes last season when we were on top in a game, we never scored and that is key. We scored a lovely goal today, it was a great cross in by Tony (McMahon) and Romain (Vincelot) has got onto the end of it.'

'We were on the back foot quite a bit in the game and we've had to stand up and defend well, but we've also had lots of great breaks and good opportunities as well. How two of the highest scoring sides in the league have ended up playing out a 1-0 game I don't know. There could have been more goals for either side in the game, there's no doubt about that, but we're delighted with the three points.'


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