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PARKINSON LOOKING FOR CITY TO RESTORE SOME PRIDE

17 April 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson says City will be looking to restore some pride when they travel to Sheffield United this Saturday.

Parkinson's men will visit Bramall Lane for a Yorkshire derby with the Blades this weekend on the back of a heavy loss at the hands of table-toppers Bristol City on Tuesday night.

The disappointing midweek defeat obviously left Parkinson and his players hurting afterwards, but the City chief is now keen to try and move on by ensuring the Bantams put in a more positive display against Sheffield United.

Parkinson said: "It is one of those games that you certainly look for when the fixture list comes out.

"Bramall Lane is a great venue to play football in and I'm sure the atmosphere will be great for this one.

"With it being a Yorkshire derby as well, we are really looking forward to this one.

"Whatever system we play and whatever personnel we pick, it is important we put in a performance that reflects what we are all about and how we have been playing for 99% of the season.

"There is a determination in the squad to restore some pride.

"We want to finish higher than we did last season and we want to get more points than we did last season.

"Sheffield United will want to use this game to nail down their spot in the Play-Offs but for us it is about restoring some pride."

Parkinson has some knocks within the squad to contend with ahead of this Saturday but he has hinted that Andrew Davies, who has been sidelined in recent weeks with a hamstring problem, could possibly be in line to play some part in the United game.

Parkinson added: "We don't want to put anyone out there who isn't right.

"(Andrew) Davies is looking great now, and that is a real positive for the squad. We will be looking to pick the best team possible to put in a really good performance."

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