Thompson up for play-off test

Garry Thompson has paid tribute to Bradford's management team for driving the League Two club on to secure a play-off place.

Last Updated: 24/04/13 at 11:38

Garry Thompson: Hard work is paying off

Garry Thompson: Hard work is paying off

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The Bantams, who suffered Capital One Cup disappointment in February, guaranteed themselves a top-seven finish with victory in their final home game of the season against Burton and manager Phil Parkinson, assistant Steve Parkin and fitness coach Nick Allanby can now use the club's last fixture at Cheltenham on Saturday as part of their preparations for the play-off semi-final early next month.

"It's all down to the gaffer and Steve and Nick Allanby and the physios, with players getting knocks and things," Thompson said.

"They all work so hard to get us right for the next match. We work most days and the gaffer has had his foot on the gas all season.

"Even more so after the Capital One Cup final because we had that chance to sneak into the play-offs with three games in hand.

"That's been our driving force, getting in those play-offs and the gaffer and Steve make sure we're up for every single game.

"We do as players too. I'm one of the older ones, together with Gary Jones and Ricky Ravenhill and Andrew Davies.

"We're all winners and we want to make sure we finish the season as strong as we started."

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