Bradford manager Phil Parkinson praised his players for a "strong performance" after the 1-0 win over Wycombe.

Garry Thompson's goal ensured the Bantams bounced back from their 4-1 defeat at Exeter on Saturday to record their first home league victory of 2013.

Parkinson said: "We played well all over the pitch and put in a very strong performance and we had to do because Wycombe are a very good side.

"The difference to other home games was that we got a goal when we had a period of pressure and we should possibly have got a second goal, but I felt confident because we were showing resilience and we deserved our victory."

Parkinson dragged his players in on Sunday to watch a video of the Exeter match.

He added: "We talked about things and discussed areas we need to improve on. I thought we played the right ball at the right time. Ricky Ravenhill set the tone and his was as good a midfield display as we have had for a long time - he played the division and showed what is required.

"Unfortunately he had to come off with a swollen shin after a tackle and is going for an X-ray. That is a blow for him and for us. I was also pleased for our winger Kyel Reid - he has got his confidence back and I thought Garry Thompson was excellent. He is a hard working, strong and powerful front player with quality."

The only goal of the game came in the eighth minute when Reid's free-kick to the far post was headed back into the goalmouth by James Hanson and Thompson fired home form five yards.

Wycombe player manager Gareth Ainsworth, who came on as a substitute in the second half, said: "We were second best for a lot of the time, but our keeper didn't have to make a save after the first five minutes.

"Set plays are so important in this division and what disappoints me is that we didn't organise properly and let a goal in. The game was won and lost in the first five minutes. Physically we were a little bit short, but it was a very workmanlike performance from Bradford and fair play to Phil Parkinson, he has done well."