Clarke Oduor impresses as Bradford City are held by Stockport in EFL encounter

STARS ABROAD Clarke Oduor impresses as Bradford City are held by Stockport in EFL encounter

Mark Kinyanjui 12:22 - 30.12.2023

Having scored on Boxing Day against Morecambe, Clarke Oduor produced another solid attacking display against Stockport although Bradford had to settle for another draw

Kenyan international Clarke Oduor impressed as an attacking midfielder as Bradford City were held to a 0-0 draw by Stockport in an EFL League Two match played on Friday evening.

Oduor, who looks like he has worked his way back into the starting line-up after a period of being relegated to an unused substitute, made three out of four successful dribbles, and had one shot on target.

Off the ball, he won three out of five ground duels, and made one interception, as he sought to continue where he left on Boxing Day when he scored, having come off the bench against Morecambe.

Dave Challinor's side have now lost just once in 20 games after a goalless stalemate at Valley Parade in front of a 19,657 crowd, the match going ahead after passing an early-evening pitch inspection.

Former Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell saw two shots charged down from Stockport's first corner before Ibou Touray shot over the bar for the visitors.

Oduor replied for the hosts with a 20-yard drive that flew past the post.

Alex Gilliead just cleared the Stockport bar from the edge of the penalty area but chances were at a premium in the testing conditions.

Bradford made a positive start to the second half and Tyler Smith's near-post flick was saved by Ben Hinchliffe.

Stockport substitute Ryan Croasdale swung and missed at a chance but the home side were growing in momentum as Andy Cook twice shot over the bar.

Hinchliffe came to Stockport's rescue with a superb save to keep out Cook's half-volley from a knockdown by substitute Vadaine Oliver.

Bradford are 11th on 34 points after 11 games, five points off the promotion playoff places.

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