Date: 14th August 2017 at 7:38am
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Bradford, which obviously pleases Stuart McCall, even though the City boss expects more, made it two wins out of two in League One with a victory at bogey side Gillingham on Saturday.

Dominic Poleon’s impressive start to life with the Bantams continued when the former AFC Wimbledon forward scored a first half winner. However, he’ll know he should have added a second, missing a great chance ahead of the break.

But, fortunately enough, this wasn’t costly.

McCall, obviously, told the Official Website he couldn’t have asked for more than six points out of six but feels improvement can actually be seen as there were areas at Priestfield he wasn’t happy with, which could have been costly on another day.

‘Getting six points from six is obviously great but we know we can do better. We did enough to win the game but we set standards and we look for more. We are still gelling as a side and still looking for our ideal shape but, having said that, the scoreline could have looked more comfortable if we’d taken a couple more of our chances.’

Adding: ‘Better game-management from us once they went down to ten men could have seen us wrap up the game earlier. We were a bit sloppy on the ball at times and we gave away a few too many free-kicks, especially because that was a good chance for them to score. We’d have been kicking ourselves if their late goal for offside had denied us two points.’

If City are to maintain and build on the unbeaten League One start, which, with respect to Gillingham, will bring ‘tougher challenges’ McCall knows the Bantams ‘must improve’ and the boss plans to work on various things in training this week.

McCall said: ‘We have picked up the win and the clean sheet, which is great, but we know there are tougher challenges ahead and we must improve. We will have a good week on the training pitch this week – no midweek game – so we can work on a number of things.
“We know we have players who have still to come back and who are still settling in.’

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