Vital Football

Latest Bradford City News

Stepping Up The Plans

Stepping Up The Plans

Phil Parkinson is still very much focused on the remaining two league one games but is also starting to turn his attentions towards the players he could bring to Bradford this summer.

First and foremost he needs to decide which players he currently had he wants to keep at Valley Parade, or at least look to keep by offering them new contracts? With James Hanson, Aaron Mclean and Andrew Davies the only 'first-team regulars' remaining under contract beyond the end of the season it could be quite a summer rebuild!

Parkinson stressed that the remaining game are still in his focus but also knows that unlike last season with the Bantams involved in the league two play-off final, so unsure what league they would play in, they have the advantage of being able to plan early and steal a march on rivals in the transfer market.

The Bradford boss told the Telegraph & Argus: 'We've got an advantage now over teams who are either in the play-offs or have things to play for. Those teams have got to be concentrating more on what they are doing at this moment.

'We found that last year. We've got to use that to our advantage.

'Although I've been focusing very much on the games, of course we've been watching players, speaking to agents over the last few months and checking out the availability of people for next season. That's what we've got to do now.'

Parkinson felt that the players that earned Bradford a place in league one deserved a chance to play in it; he will now assess his options over the summer and decide what is the best way to go.

Are you expecting a squad overhaul this summer?

This site is looking for bloggers, so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday April 23 2014
Time: 2:00PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Bradford City Articles

More Reliable Than A League 1 Octopus? (20/1/17)

A new season and finally a new special computer crunching the numbers to determine the final League One positions for 2016/17.

Riley Explains Postponements

It doesn't happen often in the Premier League or Championship thesedays, but League's 1 & 2 still suffer the odd postponement owing to the weather and Mike Riley...

EFL Trophy Quarter Finals - Full Draw (12/1/17)

The draw for the Quarter Finals of this season's EFL Trophy took place earlier today.

All Time Leading Goalscorers - 51 To 74 (12/1/17)

With Manchester United's Wayne Rooney equalling Sir Bobby Charlton's goal return of 249 in the weekend's FA Cup third round tie against Reading, here's a list...

Archived Vital Bradford City Articles

Vital Bradford City articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Bradford City
Write For Vital Bradford City
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

EFLT - Stoke MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sattelmaier40%
Darby4%
Knight-Percival4%
Dieng0%
Meredith4%
Morais4%
Devine23%
Boateng0%
Webb-Foster0%
Hiwula-Mayifuila4%
Rabiega0%
Sub - Hudson4%
Sub - Kilgallon9%
Sub - Windle4%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Sheff Utd 27 17 5 5 56 21
2 Scunthorpe 27 16 7 4 55 27
3 Bolton 26 15 5 6 50 16
4 Bradford 27 11 12 4 45 11
5 Rochdale 26 14 3 9 45 9
6 Fleetwood 26 12 7 7 43 10
7 Southend 27 11 9 7 42 5
8 Millwall 26 11 6 9 39 2
9 Bristol Rovers 27 11 6 10 39 -1
10 Peterborough 25 10 8 7 38 8
11 Charlton 26 8 12 6 36 7
12 Wimbledon 26 9 9 8 36 5
13 Oxford 26 9 7 10 34 0
14 Walsall 26 8 10 8 34 -4
15 Port Vale 26 8 8 10 32 -10
16 Northampton 27 8 6 13 30 -7
17 Gillingham 26 8 6 12 30 -9
18 Swindon 27 7 8 12 29 -13
19 MK Dons 25 7 7 11 28 -5
20 Bury 28 7 5 16 26 -12
21 Shrewsbury 27 6 7 14 25 -14
22 Chesterfield 27 7 4 16 25 -17
23 Oldham 25 4 10 11 22 -14
24 Coventry 26 4 9 13 21 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Bradford City Results (view all)

Bradford City Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Millwall (H)
Sky Bet League One
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Oldham Athletic (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 4 2017 3:00PM : Gillingham (H)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Fleetwood Town (a)
Sky Bet League One
Feb 18 2017 3:00PM : Bolton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet League One

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.soccerdata1
Vital Football Comment