Bradford City goalscorer Timothee Dieng has admitted that he was left both pleased and disappointed with the 2-2 draw recorded against Bury at the Northern Commercials Stadium at Valley Parade on Saturday afternoon.
The Bantams twice took the lead as they looked to end a run of six straight defeats but were ultimately left to make do with a point following a 95th-minute leveller from Bury.
French midfielder Dieng netted City’s first goal of the match and he was naturally pleased to get his name on the scoresheet for what was just the second time this season, although, it would have been made all the more important with a win.
“I touched it with the end of my foot and I am very happy” Dieng told The72 after the match.
“We had the game and let it go in the last 30 seconds and that’s very frustrating.
“I thought we would go on to win when we scored the second goal but the game lasts 95 minutes and they got their second goal so it was very frustrating today.”
Greg Abbott and Kenny Black took charge of The Bantams for the match following the sacking of club legend Stuart McCall in midweek and Dieng admitted that it had been a tough few days at the club.
The midfielder added “It was a shock when the manager got sacked.
“He’s done a very good job in the last 18 months and every single player enjoyed playing for him, the fans also enjoyed the football that we produced under his management and he deserved that standing ovation.”
In difficult circumstances and on an extremely lively pitch, Bradford City battled to a point and Dieng did highlight some positives from the performance.
“I think today we showed great character on the pitch with one man down” said the midfielder.
“It’s good to stop that losing run.
“He (McCall) wanted us to come back today and we gave everything for him.”
Bradford City are in action again on Tuesday evening when they travel to The Valley to face Charlton Athletic in Sky Bet League One.