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24 April 2014

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson is keen for City to finish off their home fixtures for the campaign in winning fashion as a reward for another season of tremendous support from the Bradford faithful.

Parkinson's men entertain Crawley Town at the Coral Windows Stadium this Saturday (26 April 2014) in their final home match of the 2013/2014 season.

The Crawley fixture comes just over a week after City's hard-fought victory over Peterborough United in their previous home match - a win that virtually ensured the club's League 1 safety.

Looking ahead to Saturday's contest with visitors Crawley, Parkinson feels his side will have a great chance of indeed finishing their home fixtures off for another season in style if they can reproduce the level of performance shown in the Peterborough match.

Parkinson said: "This is our last home game (on Saturday) and it is important that we finish well for our home supporters.

"We want to send them away from Valley Parade for one last time this season before the summer break full of optimism for the next season ahead.

"If we can play as well as we did against Peterborough, I think we'll have a good chance of doing that.

"Crawley are just above us in the table and have done well in recent weeks when you consider how many games in midweek they have had to play. They had a real fixture congestion at one point but they have managed to get through that well.

"I went to see them play against Tranmere Rovers a few weeks ago and they looked a very solid and hard-working team.

"It will be a tough game, but we will have to rise to the challenge in a similar way to how we did last Friday (vs Peterborough).

"This time last year, the season ended with scenes of jubilation and excitement.

"This season has obviously been a different one - I know the fans have lived through all the high and lows like myself and the players have - and it would be nice to give our them something to cheer about at home one last time this season."

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