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A GAME TO RELISH

11 October 2014

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson knows there are a number of ingredients that should go together to make this Sunday's televised fixture with Yorkshire neighbours Barnsley one to relish.

With the Sky Sports cameras waiting to beam the game across the country, Parkinson's men will travel to Oakwell this Sunday for their first Yorkshire derby of the season.

On top of that, and not for the first time this season, City are set to bring a four-figure travelling support with them to South Yorkshire as the Bantams look to maintain their unbeaten start to their away league fixtures this season.

All in all then, Parkinson knows there is more than enough there to whet the appetite ahead of the Whites Roses clash.

Parkinson says: "There is a lot to look forward to.

"Being live on t.v, there is always that little bit extra anticipation.

"We've had some good games in front of the Sky cameras in recent years - let's hope we can entertain the wider audience as well as our own supporters come Sunday.

"We've obviously had the success of the Leeds game in front of Sky this season, plus our cup exploits a couple of seasons back.

"I also felt the Coventry game last season (3-3 draw) on Sky was one of the best League 1 games of the campaign, and we'll be aiming to put in another exciting display at Barnsley.

"When it is a derby encounter and you know there will be a lot of City fans away from home, it always adds to the occasion.

"I am relishing the amount of local derbies we have in the division this year - we have to embrace them.

"Come the end of the season, I am sure someone will come up with a mini 'Yorkshire table' showing how the teams have done against each other and we want to be right near the top of it.

"I've seen their (Barnsley) last two games against Oldham and Rochdale and we know this will be a tough game for us.

"We will be reminding the players before the game exactly how hard we are going to have to work to get the result.

"It will also be a case of reminding the boys how hard we have worked in the past away from home this season to get the results we have done so far.

"We know we will have to be right at the top of our game this weekend."


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