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Parkinson: Leeds victory to be season platform

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson says he hopes last night's victory over Leeds can kick start a successful season for his team.

Phil Parkinson celebrates victory over Leeds United Credit: Press Association

The Bantams were beaten finalists in the same competition two seasons ago and went on to secure promotion from League Two.

Manager Phil Parkinson believes the victory against Leeds can be the platform for another successful season.

We went up against a very good Leeds side, there's no doubt about that. I've watched their games this season and they have some very good players.

One or two people made us favourites going into the game but it was always going to be tough against higher opposition, and we handled ourselves very well.

We've got some very good players here and I'm glad that they were able to sample the sort of atmosphere those fans can generate here when we play in the manner that we did. I was delighted for everyone.

– Phil Parkinson, Bradford manager

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Bantams relishing 'mouthwatering tie'

Bradford City play Leeds United tonight in the second round of the Capital One Cup.

The pair have not met in a league fixture since the 2000/2001 season when both were in the Premiership. Their last meeting was in the 2011 League Cup when United ran out 3-2 winners.

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson has history in the cup, leading the Bantams to the 2013 final, and says his team can not wait to face their Yorkshire rivals:

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Bantams tie the Knott

Bradford City have announced the signing of talented midfielder Billy Knott.

He joins the League One side after three years at Sunderland, most of which was spent out on loan.

The former Chelsea Academy player has made fifty-four league appearances scoring fourteen goals.

He has also represented England at youth level eleven times, scoring once.

Bradford fire victims to be remembered in FA Cup Final

Supporters of Arsenal and Hull City are set to unite during this Saturday's F.A Cup with Budweiser Cup Final at Wembley Stadium to remember the 56 victims of the Valley Parade fire disaster.

Valley Parade fire

Although no official mark of remembrance has been scheduled for the final, fans of both Hull and Arsenal are planning to hold a minute's applause in the 56th minute after interest in the idea grew rapidly in recent days across social media.

Last Sunday saw the city of Bradford and Lincoln join together to mark the 29th anniversary of the disaster and to remember the 54 Bradford fans and 2 Lincoln fans who tragically lost their lives in the fire.

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