Chris Atkinson keen to help Bradford City bring home the points

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Chris Atkinson gets some rare game time against MK Dons Chris Atkinson gets some rare game time against MK Dons

Chris Atkinson has finally had a taste of Valley Parade – and now he is hungry for more.

The on-loan Huddersfield midfielder has had to bide his time since arriving in the raft of loanees during the January transfer window.

While Adam Reach and Kyle Bennett have both had the chance to make their mark, Atkinson has so far been limited to a bench role.

But after his 25-minute input into City’s win over MK Dons, Atkinson is eager to provide more home help against Stevenage.

He said: “I’ve been sitting patiently and it was great to get out there.

“I came on with half an hour to go in a tight game and luckily we then got the goal and, most importantly, the three points.

“As a footballer you’ve got to keep working hard on the training pitch and be ready when the chance comes along. That’s what I aim to do.

“The manager has had me in after training and talked me through what he wants and expects and I’ve been happy with it so far.”

Atkinson’s debut a month ago at Wolves hardly came in the best circumstances. With Nathan Doyle red-carded so early in the game, it was a very different role for a player who likes to push on as City’s ten men tried valiantly to contain the promotion favourites.

After sitting out the next three, Atkinson got his second outing last week when Phil Parkinson wanted to even up the numbers with the Milton Keynes midfield.

James Hanson pounced for the only goal seven minutes later and set up the potential of making a home hat-trick of wins this afternoon.

Atkinson added: “It’s a results business and wins are all that matter.

“The performances were there, even before I came, but we had a lot of draws. Now the place is buzzing.

“Six points out of six, and hopefully nine from nine after today, shoots us right back up the league where we belong.

“It’s so important that you win the home games. Keep doing that and we can look to finish as high as possible.

“We’ve just beaten the two teams directly above us and I felt we matched Preston and were really unlucky not to get more from that.

“If we can get another three points against Stevenage then it sets us up going into the tough away games coming up.”

Meanwhile, it appears that the Mark Stewart saga will continue to drag on. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling on City’s appeal is now not expected until March 14.

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8:41am Sat 1 Mar 14

nowt fresh says...

Meanwhile, it appears that the Mark Stewart saga will continue to drag on. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling on City’s appeal is now not expected until March 14.

Anyone think the delay in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling is in City’s favour ? as Falkirk were awarded the original compensation and this decision is taking some making.
Meanwhile, it appears that the Mark Stewart saga will continue to drag on. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling on City’s appeal is now not expected until March 14. Anyone think the delay in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling is in City’s favour ? as Falkirk were awarded the original compensation and this decision is taking some making. nowt fresh
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10:08am Sat 1 Mar 14

Freddy says...

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The longer the delay on Stewart--Is it the larger the increase in Compo'.?.
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C ' MON CITY TODAY
SHOW US HOW YOU CAN PLAY
CHANT AND SING
"KOP CHOIR"-- GET US A WIN !.
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* The longer the delay on Stewart--Is it the larger the increase in Compo'.?. * C ' MON CITY TODAY SHOW US HOW YOU CAN PLAY CHANT AND SING "KOP CHOIR"-- GET US A WIN !. * Freddy
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10:25am Sat 1 Mar 14

bcfc1903 says...

nowt fresh wrote:
Meanwhile, it appears that the Mark Stewart saga will continue to drag on. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling on City’s appeal is now not expected until March 14.

Anyone think the delay in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling is in City’s favour ? as Falkirk were awarded the original compensation and this decision is taking some making.
Yeah, it's a strange one regarding the Mark Stewart saga. I'd be disappointed in the court of arbitration if they came out with anything other than a reduced sum or ruling in BCFC's favour, hopefully they will come up with a sensible decision rather than the absolute tosh served up by fifa, £220,000/£250,000 is an absurd figure.
[quote][p][bold]nowt fresh[/bold] wrote: Meanwhile, it appears that the Mark Stewart saga will continue to drag on. The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling on City’s appeal is now not expected until March 14. Anyone think the delay in the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s ruling is in City’s favour ? as Falkirk were awarded the original compensation and this decision is taking some making.[/p][/quote]Yeah, it's a strange one regarding the Mark Stewart saga. I'd be disappointed in the court of arbitration if they came out with anything other than a reduced sum or ruling in BCFC's favour, hopefully they will come up with a sensible decision rather than the absolute tosh served up by fifa, £220,000/£250,000 is an absurd figure. bcfc1903
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11:10am Sat 1 Mar 14

albioff says...

I suspect we have won our case and they are still searching for a cop out to sweep a sticky mess under the carpet. (i.e city are stuffed)
I suspect we have won our case and they are still searching for a cop out to sweep a sticky mess under the carpet. (i.e city are stuffed) albioff
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6:34pm Sat 1 Mar 14

Bantam sthn Ellatha says...

"Keen to help City" Chris?
No chance lad, you were only signed to sit on the bench, just like the rest.
No matter how the others perform, that's where you'll stay.
"Keen to help City" Chris? No chance lad, you were only signed to sit on the bench, just like the rest. No matter how the others perform, that's where you'll stay. Bantam sthn Ellatha
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