Bradford City v Peterborough: Parkinson looking for adventure and solidity

Phil Parkinson (Picture James Hardisty).
Phil Parkinson (Picture James Hardisty).
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PHIL PARKINSON last night called on his Bradford City players to replicate the resilience and determination of performances on the road when playing at Valley Parade.

The Bantams, who have lost three of their last four home games, host Peterborough United tonight a week on from taking their points tally to 50 with a hard-fought goalless draw at Rotherham United.

Parkinson said: “I will not consider us safe until we are mathematically safe. We have four big games coming up and it would be great to finish with four strong performances and four positive results.

“We have had some disappointments at home lately so we want to put those right, especially with our away form having been decent in the last few weeks.

“We have kept three clean sheets in a row away from home and we need to bring some of that resilience on the road to Valley Parade.

“Our mentality has to be hard to beat. I know at home the onus is on us to take the game to the opposition, but we can still do that and be solid as well.”

James Hanson is again a doubt with the groin and back problems that have kept the striker out for the past four games.

Aaron Mclean (hamstring) could also be missing against his former club Peterborough so loanee Jon Stead leads the attack.

Last six games: Bradford City LLWDLD, Peterborough United LWWLWW.

Last time: Bradford City 1 Peterborough United 0; September 15, 2007; League Two.

Referee: A Haines (Tyne & Wear).