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Yorkshire pair praised after England win

England goalkeeper Joe Hart has praised two of the squad's newcomers after last night's 2-0 win over Switzerland.

Former Bradford and Leeds midfielder Fabian Delph was handed his first international start having come back from long-term injury to cement his place in Aston Villa's midfield over the last two seasons.

Meanwhile, Barnsley-born defender John Stones also made his competitive bow after narrowly missing out on selection for Roy Hodgson's World Cup squad.

Former Leeds midfielder James Milner came on as a second half substitute in the Euro 2016 Qualifier while Dronfield born Gary Cahill played in the heart of defence.

Both played a part in the 1-0 friendly win over Norway at Wembley but the Man City man said the pair had impressed throughout the international break:


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


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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