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KNOTT BAD FROM BILLY!

4 January 2015

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson sung the praises of two-goal midfielder Billy Knott after City's exciting 3-3 F.A Cup third round tie at Championship side Millwall.

Playing in an attacking midfield role just behind forwards Jon Stead and James Hanson, Knott netted City's first and third goals at The Den to help the Bantams earn a replay against Millwall and a place in the fourth round draw.

On top of his match-winner against Notts County last weekend, Knott's goals at Millwall were his third in only two games and moved the 22 year-old to joint top of City's scoring charts with Hanson on six.

Parkinson said: "That is a great position for him to be in, either off the striker or just behind two strikers.

"We've known before that Billy can certainly play that role.

"He has played that role for England Under 20s and he has played that role when he went to Woking on loan as an 18 year-old and got 8 goals in 20 games for them.

"He has real quality in and around the opposition penalty box and those players are hard to find.

"Some of the things he did today (Saturday) were very good.

"Our third goal in particular, his second goal, was a great team goal.

"His movement in the box and his finish were really good. He showed great reactions for the first goal and he was denied by a great save from the 'keeper in the first half as well so he could have been going home with the match-ball tonight."


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