ANDY Cook scored a wonder goal winner for City at Mansfield on Tuesday night, but he insisted it was nothing out of the ordinary.

Despite being built like a classic target man, the big striker has shown plenty of fancy footwork and fine finishing over the last two years at City.

But you will struggle to find a better goal of his than Tuesday's effort at Field Mill, as he latched on to Matty Platt's hoof forward, bullied former Premier League defender James Perch off the ball, stormed along the byline, danced inside, and slammed a low effort into the net.

After the 2-1 win, Cook told the T&A: "I think I've proved throughout my career I can score goals like that.

"Most of them this year have been from close in, but as a striker, I'm not bothered, it doesn't matter how it goes in.

"I scored a similar one to this at Hartlepool (in August) though, so I think people know I can do this."

The three men behind Cook at Mansfield also played well, with Tyreik Wright, Harry Chapman and Scott Banks all buzzing about and creating chances, before the break in particular.

Cook said: "It just showed tonight, we were getting chance after chance.

"For me, as a striker, if we're creating chances, I'm happy.

"I'm in the right areas so hopefully I can keep getting on the end of them."

Cook's form is keeping fellow strikers Lee Angol and Vadaine Oliver out of the team, and he admitted: "The competition for places is healthy here.

"That's a good thing, as I think everyone pushes each other along.

"To be starting regularly, it's something I'm really happy about."

Mansfield are one of Cook's former clubs, so asked if his winner meant even more than usual, he said: "Of course it does.

"But for me, I just want to score against anyone and keep winning games."

Cook has scored 11 times in 17 League Two games already, with only Northampton's Sam Hoskins netting more in the fourth tier this season.

But the Bantams man insisted: "My aim for now is just promotion with Bradford, everything else is a bonus.

"I have got a goals target in mind, but I'll keep that to myself for now."

Cook's manager Mark Hughes was full of praise for his striker after the match, admitting he did not appreciate how good that winning goal was initially.

The Welshman said: "I didn't give his goal enough credit at the time, as I hadn't realised how well he'd done to actually collect the ball where he did.

"He still had a hell of a lot to do after that, but he brushed the lad aside with that power he's got.

"Then he had the calmness and clarity of mind to understand what was required from that point onwards, which was basically to clack it as hard as he could.

"It was a great goal, which as I said I underestimated at the time. Having seen it back, it was fantastic."