U’s boss Dunne praises his side’s resilience at Bradford
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Colchester United boss Joe Dunne was delighted with his team’s resilience in today’s 2-2 draw at Bradford City.
Dunne enthused: “I thought it was an exciting game, and the atmosphere was excellent.
“After the bad week we have just had, with all the injuries and illness, I’m happy with the resilience we showed today.
“I thought out response from going a goal down was excellent, and we really quietened their crowd.
“We could have kept the ball better in the second half, but overall I’m very pleased to come away with a point.”
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Bradford boss Phil Parkinson, the former U’s manager, insisted: “I thought it was needless, the verocity of that challenge.”