Date: 22nd March 2016 at 10:17am
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Defeat to Wigan ended the Bradford unbeaten run, it also meant Barnsley’s win saw them move above us into a play-off place as the Bantams dropped out.

Former Liverpool defender Stephen Darby, much like boss Phil Parkinson, has spoken about the encouragement we should take from the performance against the most in-form side in League 1, who are a good bet for automatic promotion if not title winners, with similar performances targeted in the remaining nine-matches.

The captain told the Telegraph & Argus such similar performances will see us reap the rewards.

‘It was a great team performance and it`s important that we show that same spirit and desire in every game from now to the end. If we do that, I don`t think we`ll go far wrong. We`re in and amongst it now so I don`t see why we can`t keep it going. The way we performed shows we more than deserve to be up there. We ran ourselves into the ground from first minute to last and caused them some real problems.’

With us at the ‘business end of the season’ every game is a ‘cup final’ with him certain we’ll react.

He also went onto talk about having much to play for not letting the ‘defeat damage us in any way’ as we take that defeat, a first in eighty-matches, ‘on the chin’ and go again over the Easter period.

Two-matches in three-days could see a lot change with ‘plenty more twists and turns’ anticipated over the weekend alone, which I think Darby’s right about!

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