Date: 29th July 2017 at 7:36pm
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Bradford warmed up for the upcoming League One season with a victory at FC Halifax Town, but it wasn’t the performance Stuart McCall had been looking for.

A 3-0 win at the MBi Shay Stadium, of course a behind closed doors friendly, was secured on Saturday.

Following a goalless first half Bradford took the lead when substitute Omari Patrick opened the scoring. A late brace from Ellis Hudson, introduced in the second half, rounded off the win.

A positive from the afternoon was the fact Timothee Dieng returned from a calf injury to feature for 45 minutes.

Bradford – 1. Colin Doyle, 2. Tony McMahon, 3. Adam Chicksen, 4. Jake Reeves, 6. Nathaniel Knight-Percival, 7. Nicky Law, 8. Timothee Dieng, 11. Shay McCartan, 14. Romain Vincelot (c), 15. Alex Jones, 17. Alex Gilliead.

Subs – 12. Rouven Sattelmaier (GK), 5. Matthew Kilgallon, 10. Omari Patrick, 16. Daniel Pybus, 18. Jacob Hanson, 19. Daniel Devine, 20. Ellis Hudson.

Substitutions – Patrick for Gilliead (46), Kilgallon for Dieng (46), Pybus for McCartan (76), Devine for Vincelot (78), Hudson for Jones (78), Hanson for Law (83)

A wins a win but McCall wasn’t impressed as he told the Telegraph & Argus it had been a ‘bang average’ performance, similar to one against Carlisle this time last year.

McCall said: ‘We had a bang average performance this time last year when we beat Carlisle 2-0. That was pretty similar today. I’m not going to get carried away by the result because the performance was average.’

Yes, it wasn’t what the boss wanted but he knows what happens from next Saturday, when the League One season gets underway, is when it really matter.

‘We were hoping for better but, at the end of the day, it will count for nothing next Saturday’

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