Bradford 1-1 Burton Albion

Bradford City came from behind to grab a vital point against fellow strugglers Burton Albion.

Visiting keeper Adam Legzdins saved brilliantly from Luke Oliver before John McGrath headed the Brewers in front from Jimmy Phillips' cross.

Substitute Jake Speight equalised for the hosts at the back post after Burton failed to deal with a long throw.

The Brewers went close to pinching the win but Lenny Pidgeley tipped Phillips' effort on to the crossbar.

The result means the hosts edge away from the League Two relegation places as they move up to 16th.

Burton move up to 21st and sit just four points off Barnet in the final relegation place.


Bradford interim manager Peter Jackson told BBC Radio Leeds:

"We went 1-0 down but the crowd stayed right behind us, we fought our way back into the game and showed a lot of character.

"It was a game we could not afford to lose, we get a point from it and move three or four places up the table, but we simply couldn't afford to get beat tonight.

"It would have been nice to finish it all and get the extra two points, but we didn't, but full marks to them."

Burton Albion manager Paul Peschisolido told BBC Radio Derby:

"It was a good performance and we could have nicked it at the end. We were a bit unlucky not to get three points.

"We've had a heck of a lot of football in a short period of time. We've played every four days and you are expecting players to close down and play at a hundred miles an hour - and they do.

"It is only human nature that they will be fatigued at the end but the boys have done us proud and it was a great performance."

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