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League Two

Parkinson hails positive approach

10 April 2013

Bradford boss Phil Parkinson praised his team's positive approach as they moved into the League Two play-off places with a 4-1 win over Bristol Rovers.

It was the Bantams' fourth victory in an unbeaten run of five matches and lifted them into seventh place.

City are running into form at just the right time, and Parkinson said: "We started really well and got them on the back foot from the first whistle.

"That is something we spoke about before the game. We looked as if we could score every time we got the ball which is a great sign. You feel there are goals in the team and the lads are playing full of confidence.

"It is all about momentum, but we need to keep the lads' feet on the floor - there is a lot of work to do - and it is our job to give them enough time to recover so they can produce more performances like this.

"We haven't really mentioned the play-offs - we've got to concentrate on performing well in each game. At the moment we are feeling confident and that bodes well for the remaining games of the season."

Parkinson had a special word of praise for leading scorer Nahki Wells, whose two goals took his tally to 21 for the season.

"Nahki is full of confidence again," he said. "He has had a good break and he is fresh again. He is full of confidence in everything he does inside and outside the box."

The result ended Rovers' unbeaten run of five matches and their manager John Ward said: "The best team won. Bradford were on the front foot from the outset and were very positive with their football.

"We made errors by giving the ball away and we got punished for them. Four individual mistakes led to Bradford's goals and when that happens you know it isn't going to be your night."

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