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Bantams boss hails squad character

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Bradford manager Peter Jackson paid tribute to the character of his players after they came from behind to gain a 1-1 home draw against fellow strugglers Burton to ease their relegation worries.

John McGrath headed the Brewers in front three minutes before half-time but Jake Speight rescued a point for the Bantams after 72 minutes, slotting home at the back post after Albion had failed to clear a long throw. City are now seven points clear of the npower League Two relegation zone whilst Burton have a four-point cushion above the drop zone.

Jackson said: "It was a big relief. It was such high pressure to go one down and I thought the players showed great character to come back and equalise."

He added: "We could have won it at the end and we could have lost it as well. I am just delighted to get a point.

"It was critical we didn't get beaten. I have got to be pleased with the result. It was a big night for the club. It would have been nice to get the win, but I think Barnet who are next to the bottom, need to win three of their next four matches now.

"I am confident going to Accrington on Saturday to get something out of the game, but I believe we will win one more game before the end of the season."


 

Burton manager Paul Peschisolido was delighted with his side's performance and said: "I am absolutely happy at the commitment, work rate and our finesse in front of goal.

"Was it two points dropped or one point gained? A bit of both.

"We had our chances to win but away from home we will take a point. Jake Speight livened things up for Bradford but we kept them reasonably quiet until he scored.

"We have had an horrendous backlog of games and are now playing three games a week but we dug deep and got this point."

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