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McCALL ENTERTAINED BY EXETER CLASH

14 November 2020

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Stuart McCall was pleased to pick up a point from an “entertaining” clash with in-form Exeter City - following a 2-2 draw at the Utilita Energy Stadium. 

The Bantams opened the scoring 10 minutes in before equalising again before the half-time, in a frantic first half which saw spoils shared in West Yorkshire.

The Bantams boss was content to have claimed a draw against a strong outfit, though was disappointed with the goals his side conceded. 

He said: “I thought it was a very good game against what is probably the best side we have played this season. 

“Exeter were dangerous on the counter attack and are now 12 games unbeaten, so we can look at it as a good point. 

“We started well but gave them two goals which were really poor from our point of view, and disappointing to concede. 

“We responded well in the second half and I really enjoyed watching. It was a good, end-to-end game. I thought, before the match, it would prove an entertaining footballing encounter, and it definitely proved that. 

“There was great determination from our lads to hang in there, get the equaliser, continue to create opportunities in the second half and give it a real go. 

“Although we want to win every game, we will take a point against a very good side. It was more than deserved. Both sides wanted to win and that is what football is all about.”

The Bantams boss is now looking ahead to his side’s trip to Salford City next week - one which his side has a rare full week to prepare for. 

He stated the importance of the coming seven days and has called for his side to take the positives from their performance against the Grecians. 

The former Scotland international added: “We have a full week now to recuperate and recover, before we go to Salford. 

“It will be good for all the lads to have a week without a game to give everything they have in training - particularly the lads who have not been playing. 

“From Thursday onwards, we will look at how we have to try and approach Salford, but to have a full week to prepare is positive. 

“The lads should take a lot of encouragement from the game, because Exeter are a good side and we played some neat football at times, which we want to take into the Salford game.”

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