Deacey: We Were Chasing the Game

After the defeat to Altrincham, Bradford (Park Avenue) manager John Deacey spoke to the club’s official website.

The Avenue manager was critical of the goals that were conceded, but, was pleased with the second half performance:

‘We played reasonably well. In the first half, they had two break-aways, and we didn’t work hard enough to get back. It was a great strike from the free kick, and then, we were chasing the game. The third goal was a non-event. But, the attitude in the second half was superb.’

At the same time, Deacey was left frustrated with his son’s yellow card. Nevertheless, the Bradford boss picked out key individuals for praise:

‘I thought Jordan (Deacey) put me on the back foot in the first half with his yellow card. I didn’t want to substitute him as he was influential in the second half, but Alex Davidson was lively when he came on. Also (Paul) Walker was excellent and (Nathan) Hotte was superb at centre back, we had to bring him in gently because he was still suffering (from injury).’

Ahead of next week’s FA Cup with Budweiser match at Curzon Ashton, Deacey remained confident of his side getting back to winning ways:

‘I’m not disappointed, it’s a bit like last week, I’m just frustrated. It’s early days, but, we have people coming back into contention, and we will look stronger.’