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WOOD FEELS 'TWO POINTS DROPPED'

20 September 2020

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City's Connor Wood was left to rue two dropped points, following yesterday's 2-2 draw at Forest Green Rovers. 

Despite being reduced to nine men with 70 minutes on the clock, the Bantams held the lead until the sixth minute of stoppage time at The New Lawn, before having to settle for a point. 

The left-back - who began the encounter in midfield - could not hide a feeling of disappointment after the match. 

Wood stated: "It definitely felt like two points dropped for us.

"When the lads were walking back into the dressing room after the game, you could feel the disappointment. That speaks volumes because of how much effort we put into the game.

"To concede late on - under the circumstances we were in - you would think we would have been happy with a point.

"But, with the way the game went, all the lads felt gutted when we conceded and dropped two points in the end.

"The effort was there from the back to the front for us. It started from Lee Novak and Kurtis Guthrie up front - with Lee even dropping back into defence when we went down to nine men.

"Even then, I thought every single player - substitutes included - gave everything they could have. 

"We just did not get the rub of the green in the end, but I did feel like we deserved the three points. 

"When we were coming off the back of Tuesday’s game, conceding three goals in the first half and two in the first 10 minutes, we did need to see a big reaction, defensively, which we showed.

"We were resilient, defending balls coming into the box and stopping shots from in and around the area.

"There were plenty of positives to take from the game. There are not going to be many games where we will be playing with nine men.

"With the week we now have, we can build from the result, look back at the game and look forward to the match against Stevenage.

"Hopefully, we can display a very positive performance and get the three points."

The 24-year-old enjoyed the challenge of a slightly different starting role and insisted he is happy to play anywhere in order to aid the team.

Wood added: "I felt good in midfield. Obviously, it is a new position for me and is completely different to what I am used to.

"I am always happy to help out the team wherever I am needed, so I was happy to play there and put a shift in.

"I dropped into left-back in the second half due to the circumstances but, wherever I play, I give my all for the shirt. I will be happy wherever I play."


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