MARK Trueman hailed City’s professionalism after their 2-0 win at Cheltenham maintained the momentum.

Andy Cook’s double clinched victory at a team that the interim boss had called the best in the division.

Victory lifted the Bantams up another three places to 13th – and cut the gap to the play-off places to seven points.

Trueman said: “We’re delighted with the professional performance we put in against a very good team.

“They are a good team up there fighting for promotion and offer a lot of threats. We also had the conditions of the wind to face in the first half.

“But I thought we managed that really well and we were obviously happy to get a goal that we could look after.

“We knew we could get on the ball more second half with the conditions and cause them problems and we did that.”

City’s second win in a week against a promotion contender also included a clean sheet – as they dealt with the considerable threats from the long throw-ins by home skipper Ben Tozer.

Trueman added: “We defended the second phase of the throw-ins and set-plays very well and that allowed us to get over the line with a clean sheet.

“We had to do our homework. It wasn’t just the back four winning the first contact but it was then about us defending the box well with the midfielders and wide players dropping in and making blocks.

“The atmosphere in the dressing room is what I want it to be. We’re over the moon even though we’ve beaten a team who are nearly top of the league.

“We’re just focused now on rest and recovery and being focused for the next game. That’s the mindset we’ve instilled in the players.

“Every time we move up a place away from the relegation fight that pleases us more than anything.

“That’s our remit to keep this club in this league and who knows where we’ll be if we keep putting in performances like that.”