PHIL Parkinson stressed there will be no time for any pats on the back as he celebrates three years in the Valley Parade hot-seat today.

City's dramatic derby triumph over Leeds was the latest in a long line of memorable moments since Parkinson took over the reins from Peter Jackson in 2011.

With promotion, a cup final appearance and now a long-awaited victory over their local rivals, he has reinvigorated a club that had been on a long downward spiral.

City were 18th in League Two and battling for their survival when Parkinson came in. They have since shot up 34 places but the workaholic manager knows he has to keep building that momentum – and in particular, boosting numbers.

Parkinson said: "I knew the potential of the club when I first came here.

"When you see nights like Wednesday, it makes all the hard work that's gone in from everyone at the club worthwhile. It was just an occasion to savour for everybody.

"You could see after the game that there was such a buzz behind the scenes. When you walk out and see the place full, it makes me proud to be manager.

"I know how much it means to the people of Bradford to win (against Leeds) and that is what matters most; not any individual dates or whatever.

"I was out and about early yesterday and everybody was talking about the game. It's just so good to have that positivity. Bradford supporters have got that pride in the club and the city.

"It's my job and that of the board's to give them a team that they can really get behind and we are trying to do that. But we've got a lot of work to do to keep us competitive."

Parkinson is acutely aware of the size of his squad – and four of the 18 he named against Leeds are currently on non-contract or short-term deals.

With the transfer window due to close on Monday night, the City boss was in discussions with the board again yesterday.

"There are a lot of games coming up and we want to be able to put out a team that we feel will give those fans good value," he said.

"We've got players that need sorting out but my thought is that we might need to add more with the busy run to come.

"The board know that. Everyone's pleased with our existing team but we've just got to make the right decisions."

Billy Knott's thundering strike sparked City's late fightback against Leeds and Gary Liddle set up James Hanson for the winner. Parkinson believes that all of the summer recruits have quickly found their feet.

He said: "I've been pleased with the general spirit of the squad. Look at the 18-man squad from Wednesday night and ten of them are new players. That's a hell of a change-around.

"The way the lads have settled in since the Ireland trip has been really pleasing. They have all moved into the area.

"Billy Clarke straight away brought his wife and two kids up, Billy Knott has got a flat in the area near the training ground.

"Matt Dolan moved down to Leeds, Aaron Mclean spent last year in a hotel but is a lot more settled after getting a place here. Christopher Routis has got a flat nearby.

"I think that's so important because the last thing you want as a manager is players commuting in from further away.

"We try to do everything as professionally as we possibly can and being based around the area is all part of it."

City's midweek victory was their first against Leeds since 1986 and Parkinson was delighted that his team could deliver that for the fans.

He said: "We wanted people to go away when the game was finished and think 'cor, they've got something going on at Bradford'. I'm sure people will be talking about us again."