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Wellens Pleased To Progress To Checkatrade Trophy Third Round

6 December 2017

Manager Richie Wellens was delighted to reach the third round of the Checkatrade Trophy last night.

Athletic beat Bradford City 0-1 at the Northern Commercials Stadium courtesy of an early Tope Obadeyi strike and Wellens praised his side following the win.

He said: “I thought we dominated the game for large periods and play very high energy stuff.

“Tope took his goal well and I felt we could have added a couple more.

“I thought we looked a bit leggy in the second half but it was a difficult night because we played here a couple of weeks ago and there were 20,000 people here.

“Tonight there was hardly anyone here and it is difficult for the players to motivate themselves but I thought the application was really good.

“We forget about this competition now because we have a league game on Saturday and that is more important.

“It’s always nice to have a cup run no matter what and it gives players a lot of confidence. I’m happy with the players who came in and we take that positivity into Saturday.”

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