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We are in a good position

4 November 2013

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson feels City can look at the Sky Bet League 1 table with some satisfaction as attentions turn towards the F.A Cup with Budweiser.

With just under a third of the season gone already, Parkinson's side find themselves sat in sixth place in the League 1 standings - the final Play-Off berth.

After their goalless draw at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday, City have to wait fifteen days before their next league fixture when they entertain Coventry City a week on Sunday in front of the Sky Sports cameras at the Coral Windows Stadium.

The small break in league fixtures for City is due to their F.A Cup first round tie at fellow League 1 side, and Yorkshire neighbours, Rotherham United this Saturday.

With the league break expected to give most managers in City's division a chance to reflect on how their side have coped with the opening months of the campaign, Parkinson believes there is plenty of reasons for the Bantams to feel optimistic about how their own season is going.

Parkinson said: "Before the game at Crewe on Saturday, one of the things we mentioned to the lads was how great it would be to run out at Rotherham next week in the F.A Cup still in the Play-Off positions.

"Obviously we'd have preferred to have maintained our place there with a win, but it is still good that we remain right up there.

"Being in sixth place in the table coming into this little break in the league fixtures represents a good start for us.

"We know in recent weeks that the results and the points tally haven't really reflected our performances. That will change though if keep getting the same attitude and desire out of the team.

"If you look at the characters we have across this team, we have some really honest players in this group. We have some real leaders in the team, and that will hold us in good stead going into these winter months."


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