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20 April 2015

Club News


20 April 2015

Following Saturday's creditable draw and encouraging performance at promotion hopefuls Sheffield United, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson says he wants the same again from his City players as they prepare to travel to Scunthorpe United this Tuesday.

Parkinson's men came from behind at Bramall Lane against a United side almost guaranteed a Play-Off spot to deservedly snatch a share of the spoils thanks to Billy Clarke's twelfth goal of the season.

Going into the midweek fixture at Scunthorpe - City's penultimate away game of the season - Parkinson now wants to keep things going with another positive display from the Bantams at Glanford Park.

Parkinson said: "It was a very competitive performance from the lads on Saturday and we will need the same again at Scunthorpe.

"We know going into the match that Scunthorpe will be targeting the game as a chance to secure their League 1 place for next season but, for us, it is all about can we reproduce another performance like we did at Sheffield United.

"We want to finish higher than we did last season and a result on Tuesday night will go a long way to helping us achieve that."

Having made changes for the trip to the Blades - namely bringing Tony McMahon, Andrew Davies and Andy Halliday into his starting eleven - Parkinson hasn't ruled out making alterations again for Scunthorpe.

Parkinson added: "We left (Jon) Steady and Gary Liddle out of the starting eleven on Saturday but they come back into the reckoning now.

"Filipe (Morais) is not quite right yet with this knee problem and we will probably need to look into that further once again.

"As with most Mondays after a Saturday game, there has been some patching up to do so we will hold off naming the team until match-day.

"As always, we will look to pick a side that is fresh and raring to go."

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