Manager Phil Parkinson praised winger Zavon Hines after watching his superb solo goal rescue a point for Bradford in a 1-1 draw against York.
Parkinson made a double substitute shortly after half-time and the move paid dividends just seven minutes later as former West Ham winger beat three players in a 40-yard run before smartly slotting the ball past goalkeeper Michael Ingham.
Hines was substituted in Bradford's 4-3 defeat at Dagenham last Saturday, and Parkinson said: "Zavon has reacted tremendously well. He has been working with the fitness coach during the week and I am so pleased he got a goal. It will give him a lift."
Parkinson added: "Zavon has played in the Premier League and with England's Under-21s, but he has missed his way and I am going to help him to get back on track. He is a terrific lad with a big heart and that gives us something to work with. It was a great individual goal he scored. He has got pace and skill, which are big positives."
Bradford, still in the Capital One Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy, have had a hectic spell of games recently, and Parkinson said: "I thought we looked lacklustre in the first half. There were a lot of tired legs after a lot of games we have had and our two central defenders, Andrew Davies and Luke Oliver, are carrying injuries.
"We didn't play with any intensity. Credit to the players, though, they gave it a real go in the second half and we might have won it with the chances we had."
The game swung Bradford's way after Parkinson's double substitution, bringing on Hines and fellow winger Garry Thompson. Just two minutes after Hines' equaliser Thompson saw his right-footed shot rebound off the upright, before Nahki Wells then missed a good chance with only Ingham to beat.
Chances were rare in a dull first half but former England youth international Ashley Chambers gave York the lead two minutes before half time with a superb shot from just inside the penalty area.
York manager Gary Mills said: "We more than deserved our point, we played well. It is never easy playing at Bradford, especially with the big frontman (James Hanson) like they have, but you have to deal with it.
"I am disappointed with my boys for letting Hines have that long run, which led to his goal, but Chambers' goal was a joy. He is capable of doing that - he does it in training."