BOBBY Pointon is determined to enjoy a run in the City team again after making his point.

Pointon capped his first start in two months with a spectacular goal in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Tranmere at Valley Parade.

The 20-year-old fans favourite also hit the post in a livewire return as the Bantams put a run of four straight losses behind them.



Pointon said: “It’s obviously been tough. Every footballer wants to play games, especially when you’re young and hungry like me.

“It’s just about being professional about the situation, staying sharp in training and working hard every day off the pitch. You’ve got to eat and sleep right and keep the right mental attitude.

“I’ve come back in trying to prove a point and I think that I did that.

“You want to show everyone what you’re about and then stay in the team. I went out, worked my hardest and got my reward.”

Pointon’s super strike was only his second senior goal and the boyhood Bantams fans was thrilled to score for the first time in front of the Kop.

“From a young kid, I’ve always been unlucky hitting the post and the crossbar.

“When my first shot hit the post, I thought that I was going to get another chance. Obviously, it came and I put it away.

“The goal was one of them. As soon as I connected I knew it was going in.

“I just put a lot of power behind it and it ended up going in the top corner.”

Calum Kavanagh had put City in front five minutes earlier and Pointon felt the Ireland under-21 international helped set the tone with his enthusiastic performance.

“Kav’s an outgoing person and I think you could tell that on the pitch. His personality is good and he’ll ‘rat’ for the team, which is good.

“It was a good reaction from him. He’s come back in without playing for a week or two and looked really good.

“He got his goal and hopefully he can take it into Monday.

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“Everyone was buzzing in the dressing room. We went into the game with an underdog mentality and that showed.

“If you go out there with a lot of energy, it drags the team up. Kav worked really hard and everyone got up for it early doors.

“Nobody was slacking and we put in a good performance.

“Everyone knows what Valley Parade is like in a good mood and the fans showed that.

“They were loud, they got behind us and everyone was positive. It’s miles better to play in front of a positive Valley Parade and they helped us a lot.

“You want short turnarounds when you are winning and performing like that.

“I’m sure everyone will be professional to get in the best physical state for Grimsby on Monday.

“Hopefully we can bounce off this win and go into Monday and get another one. We want to get back on another good run.

“I want to get another start and show what I can do again.”