Parky: Bantams are determined

Phil Parkinson says defeat in Saturday's League Two play-off final would only make Bradford more determined to win automatic promotion.

Last Updated: 16/05/13 at 21:24

Phil Parkinson: Believes in Bantams

Phil Parkinson: Believes in Bantams

The Bantams will return to Wembley three months after their famous Capital One Cup final appearance and are determined to cap one of the most memorable seasons in the club's history with promotion after spending the last six in the bottom tier.

"For us and for Northampton it will mean a hell of a lot to get promoted," said Parkinson. "A lot of things will fall into place at this club if we do get over the line.

"If we don't, then this squad has got a lot of young, energetic players who are going to keep improving and we'll mount a challenge next year.

"In saying that, that won't detract from our determination to do the job, but it's not the end of the world if it doesn't happen because this squad is a strong one."

Bradford's players vowed to return to Wembley this season after their 5-0 Capital One Cup final defeat to Swansea and lost only two of their remaining 15 league games to secure the final play-off place.

"We're going down there with a focus to finish the job off," Parkinson added.

"My job with the rest of the staff is to get as many players as possible playing at their best as a team. If we do that we'll have a good chance."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

riting a minute by minute account on Berbatov would be like chronicling the days of the guy punished for sloth in the movie Se7en. Day 4 - lay in bed, did nothing - 15th minute, stood there did nothing .

lustral
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

W

hen players in their 30s leave Real Madrid, it's usually to Bolton Wanderers. I miss those days.

sailingmagpie
Top Ten CL Players Whetting Our Appetite

W

ow Pete, you would make an excellent stalker!

fouloleron
Taking A Close Look At Mario...

Footer 365

Champions League review: Big wins for Roma and Porto, Barca edge to victory

Roma and Porto earned big wins in the Champions League, while Barcelona opened their campaign with a narrow victory.

Champions League: Jose Mourinho rues missed chances in Schalke draw

Jose Mourinho bemoaned Chelsea's failure to kill off Schalke with a second goal before Klaas-Jan Huntelaar's equaliser.

Champions League: Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart left to rue late Bayern Munich winner

Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart admitted Jerome Boateng's late winner for Bayern Munich felt like a kick in the teeth.

Mail Box

I've Given It Some Thought: He's Got To Go

There is some more considered reaction to Arsenal and Liverpool's results, plus a big get well soon message for Jonas Gutierrez. And an apology to Merse...

B**locks To That, I'm Going To Sit In The Shed

Arsenal supporters given their understandable reaction to the debacle in Dortmund, whilst Liverpool fans weren't too impressed either. Still, at least they won...

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