Phil Parkinson praised Bradford's fighting spirit after they snatched a point against Port Vale with a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser.
The hosts were heading for defeat until Deane Smalley drilled a corner into the goalmouth and defender Andrew Davies' close-range header slipped through the hands of goalkeeper Stuart Tomlinson, through his legs and over the line to clinch a 1-1 draw.
"Port Vale scored a terrific goal. We didn't start the game great but we still had opportunities to score after James Hanson's header had been saved," said Parkinson. "We responded well in the second half on a difficult pitch. It is going to be ugly from now until the end of the season and we have got to grind out results because the pitch is not conducive to good football.
"All we ask from the players is desire and commitment and to try to keep our home record going (six matches unbeaten). It is crucial we play with spirit and a never-say-die attitude."
Parkinson reserved a special word of praise for Davies, who is on loan from Stoke.
He added: "He offers us that bit of professionalism, desire and raw commitment. He showed that by going up front with 10 minutes to go and deservedly scored the equaliser. He is a great example to the rest of the team."