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Continuity is key

16 June 2013

City chief Phil Parkinson might be busy working away behind the scenes looking to get his squad in place for next season, but the Bantams boss feels the club may have picked up a couple of their most important summer signings already.

After more than playing their part in City's unforgettable 2012/2013 campaign, Assistant Manager Steve Parkin and the club's Head of Sport Science and Fitness Nick Allamby last month joined Parkinson in signing fresh three-year deals at the Coral Windows Stadium to pledge their futures to the Bantams.

Having never previously worked together as a threesome, the trio, along with Head Physio Matt Barrass, seemed to click almost instantly to form an extremely positive and effective unit behind the scenes at City's Apperley Bridge training ground.

Knowing how important good working relationships can be between a manager and his coaching staff, Parkinson hopes keeping his backroom group in place can continue to reaps its rewards for City ahead of next month's return to pre-season training.

Parkinson said: "It is very important that we have everyone (coaching staff) still in place and sorted in plenty of time before next season.

"I didn't know Steve or Nick really before coming to the football club, but, along with Matt, we work well together. We have a good group of staff here, and keeping this team in place will hopefully help the club to continue to progress.

"I think in the modern day game of football there can be so much chopping and changing - continuity can be a difficult thing to get at a football club. 

"We have that in place here, however, and hopefully we'll reap the benefits from that."

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