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▶️Highlights & Reaction - Bradford City

Watch the highlights and listen to the reaction from Town boss Ian Holloway.

22 December 2020

Watch the highlights and listen to the reaction from Town boss Ian Holloway.

Despite the defeat, Olly was in a positive mood. Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said:  “I think from a coaching point of view we should have been alive for the second one, we can’t do a lot about the first one.

“They deliberately played it to Billy Clarke and we got done. Even if you get the first bit wrong where you’re not switched on to press it, it’s travelled 50 yards, and you’ve got to be aware of that and get there as a team.

“When he helped it round the corner, how come he wasn’t on that as well? And then he just lobbed it.

“A lot of teams would have been deflated by that, but we weren’t. I had to make some changes, I felt that helped us, got back in it, but in the end we didn’t have another goal in us.

“Plenty of positives around the place, great attitude. I thought Spokesy played really well. Obviously, another downer that Mattie Pollock has got a sore groin so we couldn’t keep the same team.

“But that’s the way it’s going. We’re just a little bit short up front at times.

Holloway added: “We’ve got to keep going, plenty of games left, and there were some very good signs. I thought we played better than we did on Saturday, but we won Saturday.

“I thought the balance of when to go forward and when to move it was a bit better, but we lost.”

New goalkeeper coach. 

Ollie has previously stated that he was going to bring a goalkeeper coach in, and some of our eagle-eyed fans might have spotted one on iFollow before tonight’s game.  When asked about the new member of his coaching staff, Ollie said: “Yes, I said I was going to do it didn’t I. He’s called Pete Williams, he’s been everywhere, lovely fella. A goalie coach who I’ve had before at QPR, Gavin Ward, said ‘He’s available, he wants to come and do it.’ So he’s come out of his caravan – he lives in a caravan, and he said he can’t wait to come and help the lads.”     

Watch the whole post-match interview on iFollow.

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