Bradford City v Oldham: Mclean looking to end City season on a high

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AARON MCLEAN insists Bradford City are ready to heed manager Phil Parkinson’s call and end the season with a flourish.

Four points from back-to-back away games in the past week have nudged the Bantams to within touching distance of safety.

City need just a draw to reach the 50-point tally that is widely accepted to be enough to stay in League One.

Despite that, Parkinson wants Bradford to finish strongly and ensure supporters head into the summer on a high.

Mclean, a January signing from Hull City, said: “This has been a good week, especially after the disappointment of Walsall (on March 25 when City lost 2-0 at home).

“Everyone came away from that game so disappointed with the result and performance. Afterwards, it could have gone one of two ways. We could have folded or we could have fought back after rolling up our sleeves. We did the latter and now we want to end the season on a high.

“It is all about building for next season now and that means finishing well. That will send everyone into the summer feeling good.

“As a club and a team, we want to finish as high as possible. You want to be top half, minimum.”

Mclean has been buoyed by his first two goals for Bradford after going nine games without finding the net with his new club.

He added: “I am back playing regular football and things are starting to take shape. I came to Bradford because he says he wants to build on what happened last season and give it a real good go next season.

“It was a big decision to leave Hull. As a footballer, you want to play as high as you can for as long as you can. To make my Premier League debut (this season) was the best moment of my career.

“Leaving was tough but I need to be playing.”