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Wells backs City boss in fight for survival

Bermuda striker Nahki Wells has backed Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson to keep the League Two club out of relegation trouble.

Wells, who has scored six goals in 22 appearances since joining the Bantams last summer, has hailed Parkinson for keeping calm while under pressure.

“A few weeks ago the gaffer sat us down, had a word, and set us targets for the next six matches and we’re right on course to meet them,” the 21-year-old told the English Sun newspaper.

“We need to take at least four points from every two games, and we’ve done that recently.

“We’re also concentrating on the important things. At home we’re trying to make sure we don’t concede goals at any cost.”

Wells came on as a second-half substitute in City’s 1-0 defeat against Dagenham and Redbridge at the weekend to leave them in 18th position in the table.

But with 14 games remaining, he believes City have enough quality to keep out of trouble.

“It’s our first season bringing a lot of the players together and gelling them,” said the former Carlisle United man.

“There’s more to be done, but (there’s) enough time to grab more points.

“I look at our team compared to the rest of the league and we have a lot of experienced, quality players.

“We deserve to be above mid-table so that’s what we’re aiming for.”

Wells was recommended to Bradford by the club’s former winger Mark Ellis who coached him at the UK-based Richmond International Soccer Academy.

Prior to joining Braford, he made three substitute appearances for Carlisle in League One.

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Published March 06, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated March 06, 2012 at 7:47 am)

Wells backs City boss in fight for survival

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