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Kevin McDonald delighted to give Bradford fans something to shout about

Kevin McDonald took caretaker charge of Bradford against Swindon (Robbie Stephenson/PA)
Kevin McDonald took caretaker charge of Bradford against Swindon (Robbie Stephenson/PA)

Bradford caretaker manager Kevin McDonald described City’s 1-0 win over Swindon as a “good day for everyone involved”.

McDonald stepped back from playing duties to take charge for the first time following the sacking of Mark Hughes in midweek.

A first senior goal from local lad Bobby Pointon earned the win for Bradford after taking just two points from the previous three games at Valley Parade.

McDonald said: “We need to make this place a fortress and the fans have obviously gone home happy. But that comes from us.

“The fans react to how we’re performing, which is normal at any football club, especially a big one like this.

“When we won the ball back, we knew exactly where to go with it. I feel seven times out of 10 we did that.

“We created overloads and chances and that’s what you want to see.

“It was a good day for everyone involved. A day that was much needed, especially at home.

“We got three points, which we set out to do, and did that with a good performance.

“There were a few times we nicked the ball in good areas. If we’d had better quality in the final third, we could have scored other goals.”

Teenager Pointon scored in the 50th minute, kneeing the ball home after Swindon goalkeeper Murphy Mahoney fumbled Brad Halliday’s shot and Jamie Walker pounced on the rebound.

“Bobby didn’t disappoint,” added McDonald. “I thought he was brilliant and was absolutely shattered.”

Swindon have lost two in a row after an unbeaten start and boss Michael Flynn called it a “six out of 10” display.

Flynn said: “We didn’t take any chances and we had some good ones so, if you don’t do that, you don’t win football games.

“We had four good chances and, when you come to places like this, you have to take one and see the game out.

“But we allowed it to be a bit easier for them than it should have been because we also moved the ball too slowly and the goal we gave away was almost laughable.

“We don’t get goals given to us like that and it was a goal that was littered with mistakes from our perspective, which was frustrating.

“If the players all analyse their games and look themselves in the mirror and ask if they could assess their performance as positive and negative, I don’t think there’d be too many who could say they fell into the positive category and most would have been neutral really.

“We’ve had two games in a row where we’ve not taken our chances now and we just need to recapture our sparkle and fluency.”