Jones earns Parkin praise

Assistant manager Steve Parkin praised Gary Jones after Bradford

maintained their 100% home record, beating Barnet 3-0.

Three goals in 10 minutes at the start of the second half sealed

the three points.

Jones, who joined Bradford from Rochdale during the summer, was

outstanding in midfield and his free-kicks supplied two of City’s


“At 35, Gary Jones defies logic, storming around the field and

still going at the end,” said Parkin. “He is a role model for the

younger players and shows that is how much effort you have to put

in to play as long as he has.”

Parkin is delighted that Bradford have begun the season with

three home wins in a row.

He added: “We worked long and hard to make sure that the home

form is one we can be proud of and the fans can enjoy. The building

blocks were put in place last season and, although we probably drew

too many matches, teams found it difficult to pick points up here

and we have continued that this time.”