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PARKIN AFTER SCOTLAND TRIP

20 July 2015

On the eve of City's next pre-season friendly at Guiseley, Bantams assistant Steve Parkin feels the club's time in Scotland has been a worthwhile spell.

The Bantams ended their week-long stay in Scotland with a 1-0 victory at St Mirren on Saturday thanks to a single goal from last season's top scorer Billy Clarke.

After returning home directly after the St Mirren game, City were back in training at Apperley Bridge this Monday morning ahead of their friendly at Guiseley on Tuesday evening.

Summer signing Steven Davies was expected to be a part of training following a recent injury but he isn't likely to feature at Nethermoor.

Parkin said: "It was a good, competitive fixture (vs St Mirren) for the lads played at the right tempo.

"The result wasn't necessarily the most important thing really - it was more about the work-out in general and the lads' fitness.

"Things are getting a bit better in terms some of the lads with injuries, and we are really looking forward to the two games this week.

"Steven Davies picked up minor achilles injury at the start of pre-season, something which can happen with the hard ground this time of year, but he's had two good days training with physios Matt (Barrass) and Chris (Royston).

"He's all cleared now.

"He worked really hard Thursday and Friday in Scotland and he'll be looking to return to training this week.

"The Scotland trip has been spot-on for us in terms of preparation and the training for the players. I think we've got the work into the players that we needed during this week.

"Tuesday will be another tough game. Guiseley have gone up a knock this season with their promotion into the conference.

"They have signed some good players and matches there are always competitive.

"There will be players playing in the match who need minutes under their belts and we look forward to the game."


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