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BOWYER HAPPY WITH 'IMPROVED' SECOND HALF

10 August 2019

Gary Bowyer was pleased with an improved second-half performance as City continued their 2019/20 campaign with a 1-1 draw at Grimsby Town.

The Bantams boss cited difficult conditions which prevented his side from playing how they planned to.

Bowyer, however, has praised the way City were able to adapt after the interval.

He said: “The weather was not really conducive to the style of football we wanted to play.

“It was very windy, which defeated the object of how we intended to play a little bit, which is disappointing.

“We felt, by half-time, we had not really imposed ourselves on the game as much as we could have.

“We had to adapt a little bit in the second half and, for large parts, we handled the conditions very well.”

Bowyer was encouraged by the way his men came forward throughout the second period, claiming he saw a clear threat in the attacking department.

James Vaughan gave the Bantams the lead in the 53rd minute at Blundell Park and Bowyer was delighted to see the City captain open his account in claret and amber.

He added: “It was brilliant to see Vaughany get off the mark, for the club.

“Our goal was really well crafted. It was a fantastic run from Adam Henley who did well to find Jordan Gibson. It was a great cross and a great header.

“Sean Scannell came on and whipped a few crosses into the box. We had another couple of opportunities and, in the end, it was one of them where we almost nearly nicked it.

“We came forward and attacked very well, at times. We have come through this game showing some very positive signs.”

The Bantams are back in action at home to Preston North End in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday (August 13).

Supporters can pay on the gate, with prices set at £15 (adults), £10 (concessions) and £5 (juniors). 


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