Ainsworth tips players to bounce back from Bantams beating

Bucks Free Press: Bradford stopped Wanderers in their tracks last night Bradford stopped Wanderers in their tracks last night

"WE'LL be back" was the message from Blues boss Gareth Ainsworth after seeing his side's winning run come to an end against Bradford City last night.

Their three match winning streak was ended by a 3-0 home defeat against the Capital One Cup finalists and Ainsworth admitted afterwards there were few positives to take out of it.

But he told his players not to let their heads drop after a rare below par performance, having climbed into the top half of the table by winning nine out of 14.

He said: "Don't be down, because we've been on a heck of a run. What they've achieved in the last two and a half months to get from 24th to 12th in the league is something to be really proud of. The main thing is we believe we can go and beat Bristol Rovers on Saturday.

"I never expected to see that, but I've always said we're not going to win every game.

"Sometimes you take positives out of defeat, there's things to work on, things I've seen and it's brought us back down to earth.

"There's a few things we need to work on in training, so I'll spin that as a positive and we'll get better at those things."

He added: "I thought we put up more of a fight than York did against us on Saturday and I thought we could have got back into it.

"Fair play to Bradford but we'll be back."

Ainsworth felt his side's luck was out on occasion, saying the scoreline was harsh on Wanderers.

He said an injury to substitute Bruno Andrade, who had to go off, was symptomatic of the luck they came up against.

He said:"I think the Bradford centre half lost his footing and dived on Bruno's leg to try and recover, and he's hurt Bruno's ankle in quite a bad way.

"I did think that foul was maybe our way but the referee and assistants saw it a different way.

"Every ricochet and decision seemed to go against us tonight. If we've lost all our bad luck in one game, I'm not too worried."

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