Parky eyes another Wembley trip

Phil Parkinson finally got his hands on a trophy and immediately set his sights on another trip to Wembley.

Last Updated: 25/03/13 at 13:28   

Phil Parkinson: Hoping to gatecrash the play-offs

Phil Parkinson: Hoping to gatecrash the play-offs

Bradford boss Parkinson guided his League Two minnows to the Capital One Cup final last month, only to see them lose 5-0 to Swansea.

But he was rewarded for the remarkable run which saw them beat Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa with the Outstanding Managerial Achievement award at the Football League awards on Sunday night.

"I'm very honoured, it's a great award to get," Parkinson said.

"Obviously my name is on the award but it's a team award, not just the team on the pitch but off the pitch as well.

"Belief, hard work and desire can take you a long way in this game. We were fully aware when we were playing Arsenal on that cold Tuesday evening that their ability was way above what we had. But the desire, togetherness and spirit we had shone through."

The Bantams now have eight matches left to try to haul themselves into the play-off spots.

"We've got a tough challenge," added Parkinson. "Obviously the cup run has detracted from that. I'd love to say we could have done it all but sometimes it's not possible - we've played 62 games already this season.

"But the lads have been terrific. What we have said to them is that when the last whistle goes after the last game of the season, we are going to have given absolutely everything to get into the play-off picture.

"If we haven't then the money we earned from the cup run will enable us to have a good go next year."

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Sky Bet

    • Retrieving latest Sky Bet odds

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

Mike_Christie
Please Stop Telling Us What To Think

H

ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

TheWhiz
Wenger hails important win

I

s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

redbornandbred
De Gea's Europa League target

Footer 365

Premier League: Roberto Martinez hails Everton players after win over Manchester United

Roberto Martinez saluted the focus and adaptability of his Everton squad after a 2-0 victory over Manchester United.

Transfer news: Atletico Mineiro to take Nicolas Anelka to FIFA

Atletico Mineiro president Alexandre Kalil has said that he is considering taking Nicolas Anelka to FIFA.

Premier League: David Moyes admits defensive errors cost Manchester United at Everton

David Moyes feels Man Utd conceded 'terrible goals' on his return to Everton and says missing out on the top four hurts.

Mail Box

That's Why We Didn't Want Jose At United

There is plenty of reaction to Mourinho's antics (Isn't that exactly what he wanted?) plus thoughts on Connor Wickham, Fabio Borini, beach balls and Tim Sherwood...

Kieran's Not The Only One Keeping Notes

Another chap in the mailbox has been keeping notes on comments made by optimistic Man United fans. Plus, Garey Vance is offering a double-or-quits on his new tattoo...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property