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We must not let our season peter out

17 March 2013

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has defiantly declared that City must not let their season peter out after Saturday’s disappointing loss at fellow promotion hopefuls Exeter City.


City’s 4-1 loss, albeit a harsh one, at the hands of Exeter left Parkinson’s men ten points off the Play-Off places with only nine games of the regular season to play.


Following their trips to Plymouth and Exeter this week, City now face the prospect of three consecutive home games in the league to look forward to in the space of eleven days, starting with Wycombe Wanderers visit to the Coral Windows Stadium this Tuesday.


Buoyed by the fact that his side will now have three games on the spin with the Valley Parade crowd by their side, Parkinson believes City must use this rare extended run of home fixtures to their advantage as they look to cling onto their Play-Off dreams.


Speaking after Saturday's defeat at Exeter, Parkinson said: "We have to pick ourselves up now (after the Exeter loss) and go again. We have three homes games coming up now and we have to have a real go at them.


"We have to try and keep our season alive. This is very important because the supporters and the players don't deserve the season just to peter out. We have to do everything we can to make sure it keeps going.


"We have to go for it now and really attack these three home games. I know our supporters and this group of players don't just want this season to peter out - we can't afford that to happen. 


"We have worked so hard this season to build our reputation as a team and as a club. We have to pick a team on Tuesday that is really going to be prepared to fight for the cause and get us back to winning ways."


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