DEREK Adams heaped praise on two-goal Lee Angol after City maintained their winning pre-season record.

Angol struck at the double as the Bantams came from behind to beat Guiseley 2-1 at Nethermoor.

He netted both in a three-minute spell after being moved wide on the left when Adams juggled formations.

It is a role the Bantams boss knows the striker can perform well – as he found to his cost last season.

Adams said: “Lee terrorised Morecambe last year on the left playing for Leyton Orient. He’s a fantastic player.

“The way he took his first goal was outstanding and he got the penalty kick as well because he went across his man.

“When he moves the ball quickly, it’s very difficult for opponents to deal with him.

“You saw that with some of the challenges that he had to take and the one on (Alex) Gilliead in the first half as well. That’s the only way they could stop them.

“He’s a top player. We obviously know he’s had his past injury problems but you don’t have the start of a career he had without having something about you.

“I’ve watched him training and he’s been excellent. He’s been very good since he came to the football club.”

City switched to various systems during last night’s game – something that Adams had intended to do to shake things up in their third friendly.

“We started playing with three at the back and then we changed it and went 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1 and 4-3-3 – we played all formations.

“It was good for us and gave the players on the pitch an understanding of how to play a different way.

“It’s up to me in pre-season not to let any opposition or media know what we’re doing and keep everyone guessing.”

Eight of the side played the full game as Adams kept subs to a minimum with tonight’s trip to Brighouse in mind. Gareth Evans, Abo Eisa and Charles Vernam were the only non-starters to appear.

Reece Staunton, who was given a 67-minute run-out, again featured in centre midfield – a position which Adams feels suits him best for now.

“I don’t see him as a centre half at this moment in time,” he said. “But I’m not saying that will change as he gets older.

“He’s been out for a long period and he’s been thrust into the action. He’s done well to cope with that and we took him off to try and protect him.

“It was always going to be difficult because you’re coming up against seasoned professionals.

“He got caught out for the goal but it’s a learning curve for him.”

Elliot Watt is expected to be back in training on Friday.