Parkinson says Wembley run will keep Bradford financially secure

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson says reaching Wembley gives the club the chance to become financially stable.

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson says reaching Wembley gives the club the chance to become financially stable.

The npower League Two outfit overcame Barclays Premier League side Aston Villa 4-3 on aggregate in their Capital One Cup semifinal.

Parkinson is confident the current cup run, in which Bradford have also knocked out Wigan and Arsenal, will help to make the Bantams financially secure for the foreseeable future.

He said: "Financially, the money we have earned up until this point has been fantastic.

"But to go to Wembley is going to keep the club going for quite a while, I imagine. For the city of Bradford, it's massive and I really feel that this can galvanise the area.

"Our supporters have stuck with the club through some really tough times. Over the last 10 years there hasn't been a great deal to cheer about being a Bradford City supporter.

"I'm so pleased tonight that we've given them something so they can go into work tomorrow and hold their heads up high and be proud of the club."

Parkinson admitted: "This has been the highlight of my career. It's got to be, to take the club to a Wembley final.

"A lot of players, a lot of managers, never get this opportunity to be in a semi-final. To take a team from League Two to Wembley is a dream and we are going to savour every minute."

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