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Parkinson praises Wells’ focus

It isn't just Nahki Wells' goals that has impressed his manager this season.

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson praised Wells for the way he has handled all the transfer speculation over the past few weeks as the transfer deadline approached.

Clubs were linked with the Bermudian who struck 26 goals in 54 appearances for Bradford last season and continued his good scoring form this season by netting seven times in as many matches, including one of the goals in Bradford's 4-0 home win over Brentford which moved them into fifth in League One on the weekend.

Bradford turned down a bid for Wells from Peterborough in June, while Watford and QPR are among several Championship clubs to have been linked with the Bermuda international, who recently equalled a club record by scoring in eight consecutive games.

“The transfer window has now passed and we have managed to keep hold of him, which is a credit to the board,” Parkinson told reporters after Saturday's impressive victory.

“It is also a credit to Nahki because not once has he banged on my door wanting to know about any moves or speculation about him. He has just got on with his job.

“For such a young lad, that is a great credit to him and his family.

“I have dealt with young players before who have been linked with moves away and it can be not easy. Nahki's focus has been top class.”

Bradford are home to mid-table Colchester on Saturday.

Good attitude: Nahki Wells (right).

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Published September 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm (Updated September 10, 2013 at 2:43 pm)

Parkinson praises Wells’ focus

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