David Dunn paid tribute to the spirit and character of his team as they came from two goals down to take a draw against Leeds United Under-21s in the EFL Trophy on Monday evening.
The Bluebirds looked up against it when Max Dean’s first half double put the visiting youngsters in the driving seat but Dunn’s men improved vastly after the break and levelled things up at 2-2 through Dior Angus and Jason Taylor before taking a bonus point by winning the penalty shootout.
“The second half was miles better than the first,” Dunn admitted, when speaking to iFollow Barrow after the game.
“We really need to make them work much harder for their two goals and there were a few choice words at half-time but the character we showed to come back from 2-0 was good and I thought we looked a real threat going forward in the second half.
“We were excellent. I know Leeds could have had a couple more but we had good chances to have scored a few more with a bit more care – and to finally win a penalty shootout is a bonus!
“I thought Yoan Zouma and Chris Taylor were excellent tonight. You can see that Chris always picks the right pass when he’s driving forward and Yoan has immense physical attributes and will help us going forward.
“I am still hoping to bring a striker in because we want competition for places but what we can’t do is just get players in because they’re available, we have to get the right ones.”