Bradbury: Now for the play-offs

07 May 2011 08:00
Bournemouth manager Lee Bradbury conceded his players' minds may already have been on next week's play-off semi-final after they were beaten 2-1 at home by Rochdale. The Cherries were already assured of a top-six finish, but after Jason Pearce had headed them in front, Bradbury's side were twice hit on the break by a slick Rochdale outfit, who clinched all three points following Matt Done's equaliser and an 84th-minute winner from teenager Reece Gray. Bradbury said: "I felt we were the better side, played some good football at times, but weren't consistent enough. "The goal we conceded at the end was a bit out of character for us, but I've got to look at the bigger picture and we've got a massive play-off game coming up against Huddersfield Town next week. "We've had two cracking games against them this season, drawing both times and we're really looking forward to it. "Jason Pearce, who headed us in front in the first half, got the player of the year award before the match. He's played every minute of every match and has been superb all season. He's an absolute soldier and demands 100% from everyone around him."

Source: PA