Bradford City skipper Jones says sorry for ‘terrible’ first half (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Skipper Gary Jones out to make amends for Bradford City's ‘terrible’ first half against Exeter
Gary Jones wants a winning return to Valley Parade against Wycombe tonight to say sorry to the City fans who trekked to Exeter.
The skipper was angry with his side’s 4-1 defeat at St James Park – particularly the first half.
Jones said: “It’s vital we get back to winning ways as quick as possible.
“Saturday wasn’t good enough and everybody knows it. We should be apologising to the supporters who went down because it was absolutely terrible.
“We were better in the second half but we’d already given away two poor goals and they cost us dearly.”
Phil Parkinson is keen to make home advantage count after taking only one point from last week’s double in Devon. Kyel Reid’s lively performance as a sub on Saturday will earn him a recall and there is a first start since New Year’s Day for fit-again James Meredith.
The City chief said: “Our aim was to get to these home games with a win against Exeter to set us up well but we didn’t get it.
“We owe it to ourselves and our supporters to make sure we put in a spirited display each week. I think the first half against Exeter dipped below that expectation.
“There have not been many times we’ve done that through a very long season. The group of lads have given us everything in the main and we’ve got to keep doing that whether it’s mathematically possible to get in the play-offs or not.”