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4 April 2016

Jamie Ness was disappointed to see his side suffer a 1-0 loss at Bradford on Saturday, in a game that could have gone either way.

The Bantams' Steven Davies came off the bench and scored the winner with his first touch of the game in the second period.

“I thought overall it was pretty even,” he told The Iron PlayerHD.

“We had a good few chances in the first half that on another day, we score.

“Then obviously in the second half they went a bit more direct and made it more difficult for us, even then I still thought we were in control of the game.

“It was just one switch off from a throw-in that cost us in the end, but that’s what we’ve got to learn from and try to have a good run-in until the end of the season, then use that momentum for next season."

Ness believed the first goal was pivotal in a tight affair at Valley Parade.

“I think if we’d have got one we’d have kicked on and put in a performance like last week (against Swindon), but obviously it wasn’t to be so we’ll regroup and focus on Burton now, where we will look to get back to winning ways," he stated.

The atmosphere at Bradford is one of the best in League One, with the Scot claiming their fans helped to influence the game in their side's favour.

“I think they managed the game really well, and the crowd and the atmosphere plays a part. They killed the game towards the end, but there were a few decisions that we weren’t happy with," he added.

“At the end of the day you’ve got to rise above that and try and create chances, but we didn’t manage to do that. We’re not getting too down about it, and we’ll get back at it in training on Monday.”

Although the Iron lost, the performance levels of the players as individuals was still relatively high, with Ness pleased enough with his own performance.

“I will always give 100% and that’s the minimum you’re going to get from me. It was difficult to play with the pitch but I thought we tackled that well at times," he said.

“Myself and Bishop (Neal) kept control of it, it was just a shame that we couldn’t create more chances.”

See much more from Jamie Ness, Murray Wallace and Graham Alexander on The Iron PlayerHD.

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