Gary Bowyer was disappointed to have been made to settle for a point - following a 2-2 draw against Scunthorpe United.
The Bantams raced into a two-goal advantage inside the opening 20 minutes, before being pegged back in the second period.
Bowyer was disheartened by the way in which City conceded their goals, and believes the result could have been different.
He said: “We were disappointed to have let our two-goal lead slip.
“The manner of the goals we conceded was very unlike us, with how we have performed this season.
“Both our goals were good finishes and we were happy with how we came forward, particularly in the first half.
“But, in defence, we were not good enough and are disappointed, overall.”
Despite the result, Bowyer was still able to take positives from the affair, based on the calibre of the opposition.
The City chief insists Scunthorpe’s league position is not a fair reflection on their quality and has praised his side for coping with the challenge.
Bowyer added: “We have to give credit to the way Scunthorpe played because they caused us problems, for sure.
“They are a good side with some good players and I do not think they will finish in the position they are currently in.
“They have a lot of experience in their side and a lot of pace and power which caused us problems.
“The boys kept fighting and, as disappointing as it is, we have not conceded a third goal and lost the game.
“It is only a small consolation at this moment in time, but we have not lost the game and have got another point on the board.
“We are disappointed at not being able to win because of the position we were in, in the game, but we have moved up the table and must now focus on our trip to Colchester.”
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