Beattie apologises after Bradford shocker

Bradford interim head coach Leigh Beattie admitted his team got what they deserved after they crashed 52-16 at Sheffield on Sunday.

The result leaves the Bulls rooted to the foot of the Championship, still one win away from wiping out their twelve point deduction.

“We came to life a bit in the last ten minutes – if we stuck to our plan that we had set from the start then we would have been on top, but it only managed to kick in towards the end,” Beattie told the club’s official website.

“I think we were still in the game at half-time – 24-0 is a big lead, but we still felt that we were in the game.

“There are no excuses for the way that we played, although we do feel that there are some parts of the match that didn’t go our way.

“Defensively it wasn’t good enough. There were too many one-on-one tackles that were missed. The system is within the team and it is there but it all comes down to the mindset they have during the 80 minutes and not just in training.

“There are no excuses from anyone at the club and we give our apologies to the fans who turned up in great numbers.”

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