Date: 21st March 2016 at 4:26pm
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Phil Parkinson took encouragement from the Bradford performance at the weekend, feeling we’ve got plenty to be optimistic about.

Bradford’s season might have continued with a one-nil defeat at Wigan but Parkinson isn’t too downbeat from the DW Stadium setback at the weekend.

Of course he’s disappointed mind!

He told the Official Website we had been ‘a match’ for Wigan, who are now unbeaten in 16-matches, with him of the opinion the gameplan we came with, and followed perfectly, deserved to see us get something.

‘We have been a match for them (Wigan) today (Saturday) and we deserved something from the game. We’ve got into some good positions in the game but we just couldn’t find that one moment – it is cruel for us to lose this one. We came here with a clear plan of how we wanted to play and the lads have implemented that very well but sometimes you don’t get your rewards.’

Parkinson went onto praise the ‘heart, effort and commitment’ shown during the game and feels confident enough that if we keep playing like we did at Wigan, and as we have recently, we’ll ‘hopefully get some wins over the coming games.’

With an ‘exciting Easter period to look forward to’ we’ve got to now focus on that and move on finishing by saying we’ve got it all to play for with nine-matches left.

‘We still have plenty to play for, we are knocking on the door at the right end of the table. We just have to keep playing the way we have been, keep positive, and give every game a really good go. The intensity was there again from the lads this afternoon. We look full of running and that bodes well for these last nine games.’

A late Haris Vuckic goal, with just 10-minutes to play, denied the Bantams of at least a point but as the boss says we move on.

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