PARKY IS UPBEAT AS CITY SUFFER
BRADFORD CITY took just four points from the five games before yesterday’s trip to Fleetwood, but manager Phil Parkinson insists he is a long way from pushing the panic button.
The Bantams were threatening to break into the top six at the end of 2015 but have since slumped to midtable and been knocked out of the FA Cup by Bury.
But Parkinson feels he witnessed enough in Tuesday night’s 1-0 defeat by Barnsley to suggest the tide will soon turn.
“We know we are going through a difficult period,” he said,“but the bravery shown by the players to keep doing the right things on the ball, and the support shown by the fans all the way through Tuesday night, gives us great heart.
“We will stay strong as a group, as we always have done, and come through this.
“We have always prided ourselves on having real character, and our mentality is as strong as ever.
“The supporters were terrific throughout the game on Tuesday and really stuck with the lads.
“I would ask them to stick with them again and, together, let’s see if we can get things going again.”
POSITIVE: Phil Parkinson