DEREK Adams cursed a familiar story as City were undone by a late goal at Salford.

Matty Lund’s header from a corner sunk the Bantams – who were made to pay for missing some gilt-edged chances.

And that frustrated Adams who felt it carried on a trend from last week’s draw with Walsall.

He said: “It’s a game we dominated. We created 17 opportunities to 12 and Salford are one of the best teams in the league for creating chances.

“We’ve come here and created so many and been done by a sucker punch at the end.

“Richard O’Donnell doesn’t have a save to make and their goalkeeper makes two unbelievable ones.

“We have umpteen opportunities over the afternoon to score goals and it was the same last week. We should have scored more and we haven’t.

“We’ve got to take them. Everybody looks at the score and thinks that was the story of the match.

“But the story was that we created some really good openings, should have scored and haven’t. We have to be more clinical.”

Andy Cook had City’s best opportunities but was twice well denied by home keeper Tom King.

Niall Canavan was missing with a muscular injury and Adams revealed he could be out for three weeks.

Fiacre Kelleher deputised for the skipper, the only change from last week, and Adams was pleased with the centre half’s first league start.

“Kelleher was excellent,” added the Bantams boss. “Him and Paudie O’Connor dealt well with the threat of (Ian) Henderson and (Brandon) Thomas-Asante.”