Boss on Jimmy and Bradford point…
By Matty Paddock - 07/10/2017
Posted 12 months ago
JOHN Eustace hailed the influence of debutant Jimmy O’Connor after the Harriers man made his debut in the 1-1 draw at Bradford Park Avenue.
The veteran former Walsall man appeared in a Harriers shirt for the first time following his move to Aggborough this week.
He got 90 minutes from the off and put in an assured performance in the back line.
It was a showing not lost on the gaffer, who was re-enforced his delight at being able to call upon O’Connor’s services.
Reflecting on the former Doncaster man’s experience, the gaffer said: “That’s why he’s in, we have got a lot of young players.
“We need good, experienced players and there certainly won’t be anyone better than Jim.
“He really lead the boys out there and, defensively, I felt very good with him in there.
“We’re very lucky to have him in the team.”
Emmanuel Sonupe’s goal helped bag Harriers a share of the spoils at Bradford.
His eighth goal of the campaign was an equaliser for the reds after the hosts had gone ahead.
“He really lead the boys out there and, defensively, I felt very good with him in there.” Eustace on Jimmy O’Connor
While it was a game that could have gone either way in second half, Eustace admitted to being pleased with the battling point his side secured, despite adding they had chances to have won it.
“We created some really good chances and played some good football at times,” he said.
“This is a very tough place to come so I am happy with the point, especially after seeing them play Harrogate on Monday.
“They’re an excellent team and we were expecting a tough game which is what we got.
“I was delighted with the performance and [the players’] attitudes.
“It was a tough game and a good battle.”