Bradford City will learn from their costly mistakes, says Conor Sellars

Conor Sellars is confident Levi Sutton and his Bradford City team-mates can learn from their mistakes and put a rare defeat behind them at Carlisle United tomorrow.

Conor Sellars, Joint Manager of Bradford City. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

The Bantams go into the game on the back of only their second loss under joint managers Sellars and Mark Trueman, one made harder to take because the visitors felt they were the better team, only for a Sutton handball to lead to a penalty deep in stoppage time converted by Newport County’s Matty Dolan.

“In our thoughts we deserved to win the game but we came away with nothing,” admitted Sellars. “It hurts because it was two decisions, two set-plays, a penalty and a free-kick, so it was harsh to take.”

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

But he believes the players will respond in the right way. “People have been in this situation before and you’ve got to quickly move onto the next game and that’s Carlisle,” he said.

“It adds motivation when you lose a game and just highlights things you can get better at,” he added.

“We’re looking forward to becoming better.

“Everybody’s a good person and it shows when you watch our team. Everybody’s going to fight and go to the last minute. We proved that in the Bolton game, scoring in the last seconds (to equalise).

“This group of players want to put it right.

“Levi felt like he let the team down when the guys worked so hard and so did Levi. He’s been superb for us and it’s just one he’s got to quickly learn from and move on from. I’m sure he’ll never get in that position again.

“It’s a mistake, we all make them, we’re all humans.”

Callum Cooke was kept on the bench on Tuesday after feeling tightness in his muscles during the warm-up and will be assessed ahead of the trip to Brunton Park.

Support The Yorkshire Post and become a subscriber today. Your subscription will help us to continue to bring quality news to the people of Yorkshire. In return, you’ll see fewer ads on site, get free access to our app and receive exclusive members-only offers. Click HERE to subscribe.