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Wells upbeat on Bantams’ play-off chances

Bradford City striker Nahki Wells reckons the Bantams have what it takes to get the better of fellow promotion hopefuls Burton Albion when the two sides clash in the two-legged League 2 Play-off semi-final.

But he admits his team’s task won’t be easy.

“I feel we have what it takes to battle them over two legs, but it’s easier said than done,” Wells told

The Royal Gazette. “If we can cut out their supply to certain key players we will have a very good chance of progressing.”

The Bantams will host Burton in the first leg at Coral Windows Stadium on Thursday with the second leg to be played at Pirelli Stadium on Sunday, May 5.

“We have the advantage of being home on Thursday so hopefully we can go out and put in a good first performance and win comfortably to go into the second leg in good shape,” added Wells.

Burton ended the season fourth in League 2, three places above seventh placed Bradford.

The two teams have already met three times this season.

City won the first meeting 3-2 in a Capital One Cup clash at Valley Parade last September with Wells bagging a brace. Burton won the second meeting 1-0 in a league clash at Pirelli Stadium last October while the Bantams won the return league match 1-0 at Coral Windows Stadium earlier this month.

Burton will head into Thursday’s match fresh off last weekend’s 3-2 home win against league champions Gillingham .

Wells was an unused sub during City’s scoreless away draw with fellow play-off contenders Cheltenham Town in the league season finale at Abbey Business Stadium.

Bantams manager Phil Parkinson made eight changes to his squad to rest key players for this week’s first leg play-off semi-final commitment with Burton at Valley Parade.

City will be without defender Andrew Davies for the crucial match. Davies was sent off against the Robins after receiving two yellow cards, one of which was disputed, and will now serve a one-match ban.

Rotherham United and Port Vale were the remaining teams securing automatic promotion to League 1 next season. Aldershot Town and Barnet were both relegated to the non-league ranks.

Confident: Nahki Wells

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Published April 29, 2013 at 4:09 pm (Updated April 29, 2013 at 4:08 pm)

Wells upbeat on Bantams’ play-off chances

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