Ryan Reynolds praises Bradford City as Andy Cook scores winner at Wrexham
Bantams striker Andy Cook burst through and bundled the ball over the line at the second attempt – just minutes after he had seen a penalty saved by goalkeeper Arthur Okonkwo.
And it ended a run of 51 successive league games when Wrexham have scored at the Racecourse Ground.
It was a first win in nine league games for the Bantams. Alexander said: “I can’t speak highly enough about my players.
“Wrexham are always going to have moments in games because they’ve got an array of talent and their belief is massive from their two-and-a-half year run.
“I feel defensively we’ve been really strong, really disciplined and structured. It’s just taking the moments in front of goal that has let us down.
“That’s the whole team, not just the forwards, it’s midfielders getting in there, defenders from set-pieces and things like that.
“We all have to take responsibility for those opportunities. If we had done that, I think we would have won many more games which we deserve.
“We are where we are. We’ve won a big fixture today for us and hopefully it will give the players and supporters the belief that there’s still something there worth fighting for.
“There was a freshness about us because we knew we had to work exceptionally hard. They are a very good team with an unbelievable home record.”
Bradford keeper Sam Walker saved Steven Fletcher’s header and dived to tip away a well-struck drive from Ryan Barnett.
Aaron Hayden headed wide from James McClean’s free-kick as Wrexham had most of the first half.
Elliot Lee glanced narrowly wide before Bradford were given a big chance on the break after Hayden brought down Cook. The striker’s penalty was a weak one and saved by Okonkwo.
But Cook had the last laugh to seal Bradford’s first league win in nine games.