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Ready for it

30 August 2012

City boss Phil Parkinson says his team are really looking forward to the prospect of playing at a packed New York Stadium this weekend when they take on Yorkshire neighbours Rotherham United.

The Bantams have sold out their allocations of tickets for the game - nearly 2,300 in total - and with Rotherham expected to do the same, a full house and a cracking atmosphere to go with it are both expected for the White Rose derby.

With City's confidence levels boosted by three successive wins coming into the match, Parkinson knows his players will be eagerly anticipating the prospect of going out in front of another large Bradford following on Saturday

Parkinson said: "Every game in the league is important because there are three points at stake, but it's a local derby and we're going to be bringing a lot of supporters there.

"We're relishing it, we can't wait. We're had a good win on Tuesday (against Watford in the Capital One Cup) and normally after a result like that, the next game can't come around quick enough.

"The new players that have come in are starting to sense what could be created here at this football club. The positivity from the supporters has been great, and this is obviously only the very start (of the season).

"I think selling out our allocation at Rotherham is a good indicator of what could be achieved here. The lads are loving it because they want to play in front of passionate supporters.

"I think our fans have shown so far this season that if we play with the right sort of passion and effort on show, and show some good skill, which we have done, then they'll really get right behind the team in their numbers."

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