Second Rovers goal would have been a ‘travesty’ - Parkinson

Jamie Proctor heads home Bradford's first goal. Photo: Andrew Roe
Jamie Proctor heads home Bradford's first goal. Photo: Andrew Roe
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Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson felt it would have been a “travesty” if Doncaster Rovers had pulled off a late comeback.

Nathan Tyson’s late goal - Rovers’ solitary shot on target - sparked a stoppage time surge from the visitors but City held on for all three points.

“I was very pleased with the way we played,” said Parkinson.

“On top of the chances we created and the great play we produced, our discipline and work-rate without the ball was very good.

“We lost our concentration a bit towards the end of the game and we have to learn from that because it would have been a travesty if that second goal for them would have gone in given the balance of play.

“That is being hypercritical of the players to be fair but we have mentioned in the dressing room afterwards that we can only switch off physically and mentally when the referee blows his final whistle. For 95 per cent of the game though, we were very good.”

Bradford’s two-goal hero Jamie Proctor had been suffering with a tight hamstring during the week.

“He (Proctor) had a fitness test before the game but he was so determined to play,” said Parkinson.

“The combination between him and Billy Clarke for the first goal was really good. It was great play from James Meredith for the second goal and a fantastic finish from Jamie.”