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Johnnie Jackson’s assessment as Dons held to 0-0 draw with 10-man Bradford

Johnnie Jackson said his AFC Wimbledon side were “not too down” on themselves after being held to a 0-0 draw with play-off chasing Bradford.

Jackson’s side had 15 shots during the 90 minutes at Plough Lane but could not find a way past Harry Lewis.

The Bantams were reduced to 10 men in the 60th minute after Jamie Walker was issued with his second yellow card.

Bradford stopper Lewis made a handful of second-half saves to earn a point for Mark Hughes’ side.

The Dons have now kept 10 clean sheets in League Two this season.

“We wanted to win the game,” Jackson told the club’s official website.

“There was an opportunity to win it. When they go down to 10, you fancy that you can go and get the winner – we did everything but score.

“We piled the pressure on there at the end, made their keeper work, put a lot of balls into their box – it just wouldn’t quite fall for us today.

“The keeper has pulled off an unbelievable save from Chis’ free-kick. There were a couple of scenarios where we just got our final pass or cross wrong. 

“It can be like that on given days. To be fair to them, I thought they defended really well – they put their bodies on the line and made it difficult.

“We want to win every game. Especially at home, we want to turn those points into three, but recognising we’re up against a really good team – we’re not too down on ourselves.

“We have had two really good games against them [Bradford] now. They’re one of the big hitters in the league and we’ve gone toe-to-toe with them twice.

“It’s a good indication of where we’re at as a team.”


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