Defenders will be running scared of Folan, says former Bradford City striker Windass (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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League One defenders will be running scared of Caleb Folan, says former Bradford City striker Dean Windass
7:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013 in Sport
Dean Windass is backing Caleb Folan to “terrorise” League One defences when he gets his chance with City.
Wells was sent for a scan on his left ankle yesterday afternoon and the results should be known within the next 24 hours.
But while City hang on for news on their nine-goal Bermudian, the club’s former goal-scoring legend Windass is tipping new arrival Folan to make his mark.
The 30-year-old needs international clearance before starting his three-month deal. City snapped him up primarily as a targetman rival for Hanson but Windass believes that Phil Parkinson could play them as a front pair.
Windass, a team-mate of Folan at Hull, said: “I’d definitely play them together. That would be a great strike partnership with height, pace and power.
“At that level, it’s more about playing long ball than passing and if you chuck the ball up to one of those two, teams are going to have real problems.
“Caleb is pretty experienced for his age and James can learn from that. Caleb is big and strong as well and one thing about him is that he sure can run.
“If you can keep him fit, then he will terrorise defences in that league.”
Folan came off the bench at Wembley to replace Windass in the 2008 play-off final after the veteran’s volley clinched Hull’s promotion to the Premier League. He had scored nine goals that season, despite having to split the striking duties with Fraizer Campbell.
Parkinson prides himself on bringing in players who will not upset the dressing room and Windass said there were never any issues when Folan was not in the team.
He added: “Phil Brown signed Caleb for £1m, which was the biggest price tag in Hull’s history at the time, but he was always very level-headed and grounded.
“There was Fraizer, Caleb and me fighting for two places but we all got on very well. If Caleb wasn’t playing, he’d still be encouraging us.
"He’s a lovely lad and a gentleman. He did have a lot of hamstring problems at Hull but if Caleb stays right then it’s a great move for Bradford. I’m sure Steve Parkin might have played a big part in it from his time at the KC.
“I’m not saying that Caleb is a prolific scorer but when the chances come along, he will be in there and take a few. He just needs to play games.
“The way Bradford are going at the moment, everyone is full of confidence and bringing him in now can only be a good thing. If they do lose Nahki Wells for a bit, then you’ve got another good striker to come in.”
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