Published: 18:00, 04 February 2017
Ady Pennock was thrilled to end a tough week with a point in the bag.
The Gills head coach worked hard to bring new faces into the club but was left frustrated with at least two deals falling through, one because of injury and one through new FIFA regulations.
But his men showed what they can do with a well-earned point at Bradford.
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He said: “It was an unbelievably entertaining game and I thought we were first class.
“We had a good game-plan, the players had worked really hard all week and we knew what we wanted to do. We are disappointed with the two goals but other than that, I thought it was a very deserved result.
“As soon as we kicked off, we played some decent football and carved them open a few times.
“Bradford are a very good side, they will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season. They have a passionate crowd, it’s a fantastic place to play football and they have some very good players.
“We started the game very well, got the ball down in good areas and played some good football. We thoroughly deserved the goal.”
Josh Wright put the Gills a goal up but Bradford scored twice to lead 2-1 at the break.
Deji Oshilaja pulled level in the second half and then the Gills defended well to claim a point.
“The the we came back showed a lot of character,” he said.
“The energy levels were phenomenal. The boys wore their shirts with pride and that’s what it is all about. I am sure our fans were very proud of them, like I am.
“I have been pleased in the last three games. We have shown what we are all about and we aren’t too far away from that first win.
“There is a lot of belief here; there is fantastic togetherness in the dressing room, the whole squad. It has been a tough week, a tough week for me, I can assure you. It has ended up nicely.”