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BLACK PRAISES 'POSITIVE REACTION'

18 October 2020

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Assistant manager Kenny Black leapt to praise the Bantams following a 3-1 victory over Mansfield Town at the One Call Stadium. 

City created a two-goal cushion prior to the interval before adding another goal to their lead in the second half, to run away with their first three points of the season - away from home. 

Black identified the positivity throughout and stressed the importance of the side's reaction to Monday's defeat against Harrogate Town. 

He stated: "It was a welcome away victory and a real positive reaction to the game against Harrogate. 

"I thought we merited the three points and played some really good football at times. 

"We looked a threat every time we went forward and I thought the two strikers started the ball rolling for us, with commitment and defending from the front. 

"Even in the middle of the park there were really good options and some great combination play as well.

"We knew it was going to be difficult. There were a few questions to be asked from the disappointing result against Harrogate, but the lads showed great ability to bounce back.

"When you come to play a game away from home - or any game for that matter - you want to start in a positive manner and I thought we did that. 

"We set our stall out with the two early goals and that was the benchmark for us to go on and win the game."

The Scot hopes the result and performance can instil more confidence within the side as City approach a busy schedule of fixtures. 

He stressed the players must now maintain and build momentum throughout - with matches coming up on a regular basis. 

Black added: "The result was pleasing and it gave the team confidence.

"You also get that when you see the ball go into the back of the net, because goals breed confidence, and you could see that moving throughout the team.

"We have got to move on quickly now, because the games are coming thick and fast.

"We have got to go again this Tuesday, performing well and replicating what we did against Mansfield.

"I think, if we do that, there is every possibility of us grabbing another three points. 

"We want to build upon the momentum we have at the moment and also create consistency now.

"If we can build up some consistency and start a good run of winning games, then we will make our way up the table and get to where we want to be at the end of the season."

City return to Sky Bet League Two action at the Utilita Energy Stadium on Tuesday (October 20) - entertaining Walsall (7.45pm).

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