Crawley Town boss Dean Saunders praises Bradford display

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Crawley Town interim manager Dean Saunders reckoned his side deserved to beat Bradford based on the chances they created during their 1-0 defeat on Tuesday night.

He admitted an misjudged cross by Mark Yeates which was allowed through by goalkeeper Lewis Price handed the Bantams the three points claimed through an early headed goal by Francoise Zoko.

“It’s the best we’ve played. We’ve come here against a top team and our keeper’s not had a shot to save.”

Crawley Town interim manager Dean Saunders

Saunders said: “We probably should have won, or at least got a draw out it - we had enough chances.

“The goal was a goalkeeping error that has really cost us the game.

“It’s the best we’ve played. We’ve come here against a top team and our keeper’s not had a shot to save.”

Despite Bradford having more of the ball, the Reds nearly equalised from a Lee Fowler free-kick which was well-saved by home keeper Jordan Pickford.

Skybet Player of the Month nominee Izale McLeod had two chances to earn his side an away draw but Bradford emerged triumphant.