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We had enough chances - Nicky

12 April 2014

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Livewire winger Nicky Adams conceded his Millers' side endured a frustrating evening in front of the Sky cameras as they failed to breakdown a resolute Bradford City side.

The New York Stadium outfit have been in scintillating form since the turn of the year to push themselves into the promotion frame but Adams admitted his side struggled to find the key to unlock a packed Bantams defence, despite enjoying long periods of possession.

"It was very frustrating," Adams said to afterwards. 

"We were the only team wanting to win the game. We didn't get going in the first 10 minutes but after that I think we dominated.

"We had enough chances to win the game but we just couldn't put it away."

Following a low-key first half, Adam Reach came close to breaking the deadlock for the visitors following a mazy run but 'keeper Adam Collin stood up tall to block his goalbound effort before the home side gradually asserted their control of the game. 

Sub Haris Vuckic almost made an immediate impact from the bench when he was put clear but his delicate chip cleared the crossbar before Icelandic international Kari Arnason missed a golden opportunity to snatch victory in the dying minutes when he ghosted in unnoticed to meet Ben Pringle's inviting corner but he blazed his header over when it looked easier to score.

With Bantams' skipper Gary Jones fortunate to escape a strong handball appeal in stoppage time, the Millers had to be content with a share of the spoils following the White Rose affair.

Despite the home side failing to convert their chances, Adams believes his side can take heart from the manner of their performance.

"The positives we can take out of the game are that we created a lot of chances and if one goes in, we probably win by two or three, but it wasn't to be," he added.

"We were a bit unlucky and a few deflections didn't go for us, but Bradford frustrated us and they got the draw they wanted."

The West Yorkshiremen came into the clash on the back of six straight defeats at the hands of Steve Evans' men but they stopped the rot following a hard-working performance which took them a point closer to League One safety.

With the Millers casting their attentions to the other end of the table with their place in the play-offs already assured, Adams insists it is vitally important for his side to regain that winning feeling before the end-of-season jamboree, starting at champions-elect Wolverhampton Wanderers on Good Friday.

"It's another point in the bag for us and we can now look to get another run going as we go into the play-offs," Adams added.

"You want to play in the big games and if we can get a result at Wolves, it makes another statement.

"They are a good side who I have no doubt will win the league but we've been on an unbelievable run recently and it's important we take momentum into the play-offs."

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