After picking up his fifth booking of the season at Northampton Town on Tuesday night, City striker Nahki Wells will now miss this Saturday's trip to Burton Albion.
On undoubtedly the only low point of an otherwise pleasing night's work for City at Northampton's Sixfields Stadium, Wells was booked for celebrating his match-winning goal with the Bradford fans behind the goal.
Wells' ban will only last for one game, however, meaning the Bermudian will be back in contention for next Tuesday's Capital One Cup Fourth Round tie at Wigan Athletic.
And while obviously preferring to have top-scorer available for this weekend's match at the Pirelli Stadium, Parkinson wasn't too downhearted by Wells' suspension after the Northampton game.
Parkinson said: "It's an obvious disappointment to lose him for the Burton fixture."
"One or two of his five (bookings) have been a bit needless, so it is something he needs to learn from.
"It would be a bit harsh of me, however, to criticise him too much after the way he has played tonight (Tuesday).
"We won't let it take the gloss off his performance because he was magnificent.
"We have Alan Connell and Zavon Hines as options now to replace him for Saturday.
"They are both chomping at the bit to play, so we'll sit down ahead of the Burton match and try to pick the best option for the game."