Michael Jolley admitted his disappointment at the way his side began both halves during defeat at Bradford City but insisted there were still plenty of things to be encouraged by.
The Bluebirds slipped to a 2-1 defeat to West Yorkshire as goals from Danny Rowe and Callum Cooke either side of Scott Quigley’s penalty were enough to hand the home side all three points.
However, Jolley said the scoreline did not tell the whole story about the encounter at The Utilita Energy Stadium and is adamant that results will improve once his new-look outfit gels together.
“It was really frustrating,” he told iFollow.
“We didn’t start the game very well and looked like a team that hadn’t played for two weeks and we obviously had some new lads in there getting to know each other.
“I thought we grew in to the first half and for the last 20 or 25 minutes we were the better side – we got our goal and had other chances too, such as when Josh Kay hit the post and Scott Quigley went round the goalkeeper.
“I think we were disappointed to only be level at half time but then we were on the back foot again at the start of the second half, so we need to address that.
“We’re still a new group and still finding our way of working together so we just need to keep working and keep trying to improve.
“The new lads all did well and grew into the game as the team did. We will have to gel together quickly but I saw a lot of things to be encouraged by today.”