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We are not far off

14 February 2014

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson believes there isn't much more City need to do to turn their recent winless run around and get themselves back up the League 1 table.

Parkinson's side play away to Coventry City this Saturday off the back of a 13-game run without a league victory, albeit eight of those games have been draws.

Looking back at City's recent performances, Parkinson reckons that his side have shown that the ingredients required to get them back to winning ways are in place already.

City's chief now just wants to see all those different elements in place at one time over the course of a full match.

Parkinson said: "There was no denying that it hurt after the game on Tuesday because, on the balance of play, I felt the Carlisle game was a match we should have got something from.

"We didn't though, and now we have to move on.

"Despite recent results, I don't think you can question the players' desire or commitment - that is certainly still there. The recent Crewe match, in my opinion, being a perfect example of that.

"All we can look at is how and why we are getting ourselves in these positions where we are having to fight back.

"My job at the moment is to get more out of the team as individuals and as a whole.

"In the Crewe game, we looked very good as an attacking side and probably created more chances than we had done in our previous games combined. We were poor defensively though.

"In the Carlisle game on Tuesday, we looked untroubled for most of the match but we lacked that cutting edge.

"We have to find that consistent level.

"We have to produce a performance where all eleven players are playing at a decent level for the whole game.

"If we do that, we are good enough to get over the line and to win. We are close to winning games - results will show that to be true - we were only one great save from James Hanson's header late on against Crewe away from getting that vital win.

"We know we are not a million miles away. We spend a long time planning out games and what we are going to do to try and turn this run around.

"As we plan for this Saturday, this is what we are endeavouring to do."

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