Date: 8th March 2016 at 8:05am
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Manager Phil Parkinson has said he feels the goalless draw against Bury at the weekend was a fair result for both, and ultimately a good point for Bradford.

Having the midweek disappointment against Colchester United behind us, Parkinson had wanted to see a reaction as we made the trip to Gigg Lane and whilst it wasn’t the three points he was after, he was going to take the positives as he spoke to the media in his post game press conferences.

Speaking to the Official Website he explained.

‘I don’t think you can ever underestimate the importance of a point away from home. Obviously you want to pick up all three when you can but the performance was definitely an improvement from Tuesday. For me, Hanson seems to get pushed in the box but you need those big calls to go your way. We had a better shape to us today and we had a more solid base to build our attacks from. It was a solid display after the disappointment of Tuesday’s match and something for us to build upon. Bury have had some good results at home recently, they are certainly a good side here, and we don’t want to undervalue the importance of this point.’

Finishing the match unfortunately with only ten men owing to the injury to Rory McArdle near the death after all three substitutions had been made, Parkinson confirmed his left shoulder had temporarily popped out the socket following his awkward fall but he should be fine as it wasn’t a serious dislocation according the the medical staff.

‘There are levels of dislocation you can suffer with a shoulder and we just hope Rory’s wasn’t too serious. He and Reece Burke were excellent against two experienced attackers in Leon Clarke and Ryan Lowe so he will be missed. We do have players to come in like Christopher Routis and Nathan Clarke if needed though. Mezza (Meredith) had a bit of sickness and diarrhoea this morning but there was never any doubt that he wouldn’t put himself up to play, and I was pleased with his contribution as well.’

With results elsewhere meaning the draw leaves the side three points out of the Play Off spots, Parkinson knew it was all to play for especially with a game in hand on both Millwall and Barnsley in fifth and sixth respectively.

‘You look at some of the results again today, it just shows you how unpredictable this division can be. This point at Bury could prove to be an important one for us. Hopefully we can get a good crowd in right behind the lads for Tuesday night and we can make it an evening where we really make home advantage count for a lot.’


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