Conor Sellars delighted with Bradford City's biggest win of the season

Bradford City's 4-1 win over Forest Green Rovers was not only their biggest of the League Two season, but the best or recent weeks, according to joint manager Conor Sellars.

From the moment Elliot Watt gave them the lead after 11 minutes, the Bantams played with a freedom and a confidence, and they added to it with two goals for Andy Cook and one for his replacement from the bench, Danny Rowe. Cook also hit the crossbar with a volley which showed the belief the hosts had.

“We're delighted with performance and the result, it's the first time we've won by so many goals,” commented Sellars.

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“There's (good) performances for different reasons. The ones early on were important because we were fighting at the bottom and moving up the table but over the last 10 games, that was probably the one that stands out because they're such a good team.

DELIGHTED: Conor Sellars, left with co-manager Mark TruemanDELIGHTED: Conor Sellars, left with co-manager Mark Trueman
DELIGHTED: Conor Sellars, left with co-manager Mark Trueman

“We need good performances and good results and we've got to do that again, simple as that.

“The guys work really hard and we've got characters who want to improve and win every game they play.

“The self-belief is important for us and developing and improving is important for us.

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“When you get a goal early on it gives you a sense of confidence and we didn't just drop into our shape, we pressed really hard and that was important because we'd worked on it.

“We seemed to create a lot from counter-attacking moments which allowed us to attack more space so we maybe had the better chances but they're a really good side, up there for a reason.”

At 2-0, Richard O'Donnell made a crucial save from a Nicholas Cadden cross which turned into an inadvertent shot, followed by a brilliant double save from Taylor Allen.

“We're really disappointed with the goal we conceded but you could see the mentality in the team to work hard so it was not a good feeling but we've scored four, which shows we're creating good chances,” said Sellars,

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With Newport County losing, Bradford are only three points outside the play-offs, but Sellars was wary of getting carried away.

“The table is the table but we’ve also been in a good position six or seven games ago so we don’t want to get our hopes up, we just want to keep working hard to get as many points as we can until the end of the season,” he added.

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