Date: 14th March 2016 at 10:43am
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The two-one win over Doncaster saw Bradford follow up the Burton win to take advantage of the Barnsley defeat to Southend to move above them and into the play-off places, which we’ve worked hard to get into.

Can we keep it though?

Phil Parkinson admitted, with what he told the Official Website, he thought the ‘standards had dropped’ a little in the previous home game but we ‘learned from that’ with him more than happy with the performance at Valley Parade.

‘I was very pleased with the way we played today. It is not always easy to reproduce the same intensity we played at on Tuesday. We just reminded the players ahead of the game of when we beat Southend on the Tuesday a few weeks back and then drew against Rochdale the following Saturday.’

Despite the, as he said, standards dropping in the past he added he would take the win on that occasions with the performance on Saturday ‘disciplined’ with the ‘work-rate without the ball was very good.’

If he was to be overly critical he also said he wasn’t so pleased with a ‘loss of concentration’ towards the end but didn’t feel Doncaster would have warranted them getting a point.

‘We lost our concentration a bit towards the end of the game and we have to learn from that because it would have been a travesty if that second goal for them would have gone in given the balance of play. That is being hypercritical of the players to be fair but we have mentioned in the dressing room afterwards that we can only switch off physically and mentally when the referee blows his final whistle. For 95% of the game though, we were very good.’

Jamie Proctor headed in Billy Clarke’s cross to have Bradford ahead early in the game with the second coming early in the second half too when James Meredith crossed into Proctor to head in his second.

Doncaster might have got one back late on through Nathan Tyson with Proctor’s two goals earning him the Man of the Match award as well as Parkinson’s praise who finished by saying.

‘He (Proctor) had a fitness test before the game but he was so determined to play. The combination between him and Billy Clarke for the first goal was really good. It was great play from Mez (James Meredith) for the second goal and a fantastic finish from Jamie.’

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