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Parkinson: That was our wake-up call
Phil Parkinson felt City were given a "wake-up call" by the 3-0 loss to Bury at Valley Parade this afternoon.
The Bantams had won all four previous friendlies but looked out of sorts against the League One visitors.
Parkinson said: “It’s a wake-up call for us. I felt we looked like a team that had done really well in pre-season and started believing it was too easy.
“We were second best in all departments and didn’t compete well enough all over the pitch.”
City were always struggling after Jon McLaughlin sliced Rory McArdle's backpass into his own net after just five minutes.
Parkinson added: "It doesn’t help when you concede a goal like that, which was disappointing. It was comical.
“But to be fair to Rory and Jon, they’ve played really well through pre-season and I thought Rory otherwise was fantastic.”