Jake Reeves has looked rejuvenated in the first two games back under Stuart McCall.

Having dipped like the team, Reeves has really picked up his performances and his running stats on Tuesday will have made impressive reading.

Reeves controlled the midfield and showed great energy, highlighted late on with the lung-busting box-to-box run that nearly saw him throw himself on the end of Dylan Connolly’s breakaway.


The “other Mac” came to prominence in City’s comeback win as Shay McCartan turned up trumps for the manager who signed him from Accrington in 2017.

Starting on the left side, McCartan was encouraged to drift in and link up with the strikers, which he did to great effect.

It nearly brought a goal before half-time but for a very good save and McCartan went on to have four more efforts on target second half, including the first two goals.


After a first half when City’s shots were flying here, there and everywhere, Shay McCartan brought a bit of composure.

The Bantams were noticeably more efficient in front of goal after the break and tested keeper Paul Farman regularly.

Seven shots on target is a feast compared with the famine in recent games as you could see the confidence returning and less anxiety in their shooting.


Stevenage may have one foot back in non-league after a fifth straight league loss left them stranded by seven points at the bottom.

But City had to stop the winless rut at some point and Tuesday was always going to be a tricky encounter in the conditions.

They showed character to avoid a “banana skin” and come from behind to record a first win since New Year’s Day.


Dylan Mottley-Henry has made a positive start to his second coming at Valley Parade.

The winger produced a couple of lively cameos off the bench in his first two outings and followed that up with another bright performance.

McCall wants to see crosses in the box and that should be music to the ears of Mottley-Henry, who has whipped in some decent balls so far.