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Lap of appreciation confirmed

19 April 2013

FANS URGED TO KEEP OFF THE PITCH

  Despite the uncertainty over whether tomorrow's Burton Albion fixture will be City's final home game of the season or not, the club can confirm that the players and management staff will go on a lap of appreciation after the game this Saturday.


Manager Phil Parkinson is keen for the players to extend their thanks to the fans for their tremendous support throughout this fantastic year. 


“To go into the last Football League home game of the season still in contention for promotion through the play-offs when the club has already played in a major Wembley final and beaten Premiership sides on the way, is something we cannot have imagined at the start of the season," said Parkinson.  


"Achieving that standard has, at times, only been possible because of the fantastic support from the club’s followers.  When the going has got tough, you have been there urging us on and encouraging to continue to strive to get this club to where it wants to be.  


"So please stay off the pitch so that we can have our chance to say thank you to all for your support in a truly memorable year for Bradford City FC.”


The club's Safety Officer, David Dowse, reminded fans that in the last two years they have co-operated fully and stayed off the pitch at the final whistle.  


He added:“The Football Association are watching all clubs to make sure pitch incursions don’t happen at the final home games. IN the past two years, Bradford City supporters have responded by not coming onto the pitch at the final whistle.  


"The players are keen to thanks the fans for their support but they can only do this if the pitch remains clear.  


"Please keep off the pitch and allow all Bradford City fans to enjoy the occasion.”


So, the message is clear and simple; please stay off the pitch as this will allow the players to thank everyone for their fantastic support throughout this memorable season.


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