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SCALES HAILS ‘GREAT’ CUP RUN

16 January 2020

Midfielder Kian Scales labelled the young Bantams' FA Youth Cup run as a "fantastic experience" - despite a 5-0 away defeat to Chelsea in the fourth round. 

Mark Trueman's side overcame the likes Rochdale, Carlisle United and category-one Stoke City to reach the fourth round, though proved unable to advance to the fifth. 

Scales - who netted three times in the competition - believes the journey was enriching when considering early exits from the tournament - in the past two entries. 

He stated: "The run was a great, as well as a brilliant experience - especially after the last couple of cup runs we have had.

"Plus, I think the good thing we can take out of this competition is how it has brought the lads closer together, as a team.

"I believe this result will make us stronger as a group and as individuals."

Trueman’s boys are back on the road against Burton Albion this Saturday (January 18). 

Despite defeat to the Blues, Scales was keen to stress the team will not linger over the result and use it as a stepping stone to develop as a squad. 

The second-year scholar added: “I think we have got to look back on this game, see what they did and try to develop from it - as a team. 

“We will obviously reflect on the game but will not dwell on it, because they are a great side.

"If you take into account who we were up against, I thought we played and handled them really well. 

“We put everything into it. We gave 100 per-cent and left everything on the pitch, but just could not overcome our opponents.

“However, despite the result, I can not fault any of the players and every one of them should be proud of themselves - because of how far we have come.”


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