Levi Sutton felt the Bantams deserved to come away from The People’s Pension Stadium with more than a point - following yesterday evening’s 1-1 draw with Crawley Town.
City took the lead in West Sussex through Lee Novak and, having been pegged back by an own goal before half-time, created several goal-scoring opportunities in the second period.
Sutton felt he and his team-mates deserved more from the game, though was content with a point - given recent results.
The 23-year-old said: “I thought, to a man, we worked our socks off and should have come away with the three points.
“It was unfortunate for us to have conceded in the circumstances we did but, in the second half, I thought we came alive and created a lot of opportunities. We just needed to be more clinical.”
“We have been on a bad run and there is no hiding that, so the lads were happy to have finally got a point on the board - but also disappointed.
“We were pleased with the way we performed and felt we could and probably should have got more out of the game.”
Sutton felt the performance and result was made more credible by the fact caretaker manager Mark Trueman and assistant Conor Sellars had just one full day to work with the side ahead of the game.
The former Scunthorpe United midfielder was pleased to see effort levels and determination throughout the side, and insists this is something the Bantams must maintain.
He added: “Mark and Conor have just come in and kept everything simple. We have only had a couple of days with them to work on a system.
“We knew from other games that we had started slow, and we could not afford to do that tonight - you cannot do that in this league.
“We wanted to start quick and got a goal through Lee Novak. I thought the general effort levels were excellent.
“When you see your team-mates run around you, it drives you on to do the same. You might have a bad game but as long as you put your all in, you cannot be knocked. We just need to make sure we keep it up going into Saturday.”
The Bantams return to Sky Bet League Two action at the Utilita Energy Stadium this weekend, with 'City For All' season-ticket holders being able to watch every minute of City's meeting with Cambridge United LIVE - via iFollow.