Managers comments after City win at Bradford

Last updated : 19 January 2004 By Michael Morris

Bryan Robson
"I'm disappointed because it was a good, hard-working performance.

"It looked like it was going to finish 0-0 which would have been OK. Had we kept our concentration it would have."

"One lapse of concentration cost us. This is another game we lost which we shouldn't have lost. Cardiff won via a penalty that we can't dispute. Simon Francis went in rashly and we've paid heavily."

Former Bradford boss Lennie Lawrence
"I really hope Bradford stay up. The Bradford fans are always OK to me. Bryan Robson and his No 2 Colin Todd are experienced people so the club is in good hands.

"It wasn't a classic today, it was a battle. There was a lot of physical contact, a lot of balls flying into the box."

"The clean sheet was heartening. Bradford pumped a lot of balls into our box, but we defended well. If we carry on like that, anything is possible."

On the penalty incident Lawrence said

"It looked a clear-cut spot kick to me. Their lad Francis whipped away our player Vidmar's leg.

"But I have to compliment Richard Langley after Robert Earnshaw missed his kick. He was on the move and it gave him the chance to run and score. It was a great reward for him. Earnshaw has got to put this behind him - he can't afford to look back."