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CAPTAIN O’DONNELL PRAISES BOLTON PERFORMANCE

6 September 2020

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Richard O’Donnell was pleased with City's performance - following a 2-1 Carabao Cup first-round triumph at Bolton Wanderers. 

City contested their first competitive outing of the 2020/21 campaign and booked their place in the second round at the University of Bolton Stadium. 

O’Donnell heaped praise on his team-mates for the nature of the two goals they scored and was delighted with the result. 

He said: “From our point of view, we scored two very good goals. 

“For the first, we showed brilliant play from back to front. It represented a lot of what we have been working on in training. 

“We played very well and deserved the win. We were great in the first half and responded really well to conceding early on - in the second. 

“Generally, we were well organised and limited them to very few chances. We had quite a lot of clear-cut opportunities, ourselves. 

“Overall, we are very happy with the win and, more pleasingly, how we played.”

The 31-year-old also spoke of his pride after completing his first game as club captain, having been announced as City’s skipper on Friday. 

O’Donnell reiterated how much of an impact Bradford City has had on himself and his family and is looking forward to leading the side out over the course of the campaign. 

“It was a huge honour,” added the former Northampton Town stopper. 

“We are obviously a big club and I mentioned on the announcement how me and my family have really bought into what Bradford City means to the people of Bradford and the people who come and watch. 

“To get the honour to lead the side out was fantastic and I am very proud.”

The Bantams are back in action on Tuesday evening when their EFL Trophy campaign kicks off away to Doncaster Rovers (7.30pm). 

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