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A GREAT GAME TO BOUNCE BACK

15 October 2014

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson believes that the occasion of another Yorkshire derby this Saturday should be the exact pick-me-up needed following last Sunday's White Roses defeat at Barnsley.

With the Sky Sports cameras on hand once again to capture the action this weekend, Parkinson's men welcome Sheffield United to the Coral Windows Stadium for their second all-Yorkshire encounter in seven days.

Despite leading at half time at Oakwell thanks to Jason Kennedy's first minute goal, City ended up on the wrong side of a 3-1 loss against Barnsley, ending their unbeaten start to their away league fixtures in the process.

Parkinson was clearly unhappy with his side's second half showing at Barnsley but he feels this Saturday's Sheffield United encounter gives City the perfect opportunity to put things right.

Parkinson said: "I don't think there is a better game for us to try and respond in.

"We're at home, in front of a big crowd and the t.v cameras again, it should be a cracking game.

"We have to get back to playing how we know we can play, however, and how we have done in the past this season.

"I thought there were some patches of good play in the first half on Sunday but in the second half we were very much second best.

"There will be a lot of Yorkshire derbies for us this season and we have to embrace them."

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