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Reaction: Duff on Bradford City

28 January 2020

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Michael Duff interviewed after this evening's 1-1 draw at Bradford City:

"I thought we were excellent. We dominated the game. I thought the reaction to the early goal was fantastic and after the sending off. Tthere was only one team trying to win it and that was us.

"Credit to us. We've ended up with five up front at the end and they were hanging on. They've defended well but I'll take that performance all day.

"I thought it was a red card. It is what it is. It's probably the only thing that went our way but I don't want to get involved in talking about the referee. Our performance, the chances we created and the way we moved the ball was excellent. It was just the result that wasn't excellent but it was great to dominate like that with that much possession. We didn't just launch it into the box and I had to have a pop at the end because we had Will Boyle on and we still didn't put it in the box.

"They were banking in and defending for their lives so it was a bit of a concern that the goal isn't going to come. They've had a difficult run recently but four out of those five games in which they didn't win were away from home. That's probably why it's been hard for them because here they're excellent. We settled after 10 minutes and after the goal and moved it around but it didn't quite drop for us.

"Alfie May got another and he was disappointed with his earlier chance that hit the post but in every game he's played now he's either scored or felt like he should have scored. That tells you something about him. He's a natural goalscorer. He always on the move or in the box so I thought he was excellent like all the others tonight.

"Ryan Broom and Reuben Reid were both fit for tonight's game but Ryan has only trained for a day and a half. Reuben has done a lot more training but he's missed a lot of football so we were just wary of that. We're in a good place at the moment so we're not desperate to throw them in. Reg [Luke Varney] looked sharp so that's another positive for us.

"It's frustrating to concede a goal from the penalty but it's more frustrating that it's come from the throw-in in the first place. I think we've conceded nine goals away from home but only three from open play so that goes to show how resilient we have been. There's always a tinge of frustration with the goal but I thought we deserved to win the game. If we can be like that for the final 18 games we'll be alright."

Watch the full interview with Duff above on iFollow.


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