Gary Bowyer has expressed his disappointment after Bradford City had their relegation to League Two confirmed on Good Friday.

Bradford City were relegated from League One on Friday afternoon after they were defeated 2-0 by Coventry City. The Bantams’ loss alongside Rochdale’s victory over Wycombe Wanderers and Scunthorpe’s draw with Blackpool meant that Gary Bowyer’s side will be playing football in the fourth tier next season.

Goals from Jordy Hiwula and Bright Enobakhare were enough for the Sky Blues to defeat Bradford, also keeping them within five points of the play-off places.

Speaking to Bradford’s club website, Bowyer expressed his disappointment at their relegation, lamenting poor defending a lack of a finishing touch in front of goal.

“It is obviously very tough to take for everyone connected to the club.

“We started the game well, and had good chances early on, but Coventry scored from their first real attack. It was poor defending from us and we weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. Those instances pretty much sum up our season.

“We haven’t been good enough in either penalty box and we are where we are.”

Bowyer went on to add that they are now preparing for life in League Two, admitting it will be a “big task”.

“It is not nice for the supporters, who are so proud of their club, but we have to conduct ourselves in a professional manner until the end of the season. After that, we have a big task on our hands, which is already being prepared for.”


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