Northampton penalty shout still a sore spot for Bradford City striker Nahki Wells

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Aldershot defender Sonny Bradley can’t bear to look after Nahki Wells pounced on his mistake to score the first of his two goals at the EBB Stadium on Saturday Aldershot defender Sonny Bradley can’t bear to look after Nahki Wells pounced on his mistake to score the first of his two goals at the EBB Stadium on Saturday

Northampton’s destroyer-in-chief Nahki Wells is eyeing revenge for the one that got away when City face the Cobblers once again tonight.

The Bermudian striker’s weekend double took his goal tally to 12 for the season – already equalling his total from last term.

And Northampton boss Aidy Boothroyd returns to his home city well aware of the danger Wells poses after netting four times in City’s last two league visits to Sixfields.

Wells was not on the scoresheet in the 1-1 FA Cup draw which forced the replay at Valley Parade – but felt that he should have been put on the spot to keep the run going.

He remains adamant that City should have had a late penalty following Danny East’s tackle from behind as he burst into the box.

Wells said: “I didn’t even jump up to try to claim it because I was so confident the penalty would be given.

“He went through the back of me. He didn’t touch the ball, he kneed my knee into the ball.

“As a player you like to have certain grounds you always score at and I was a bit gutted the run ended like that when it shouldn’t have done.

“But hopefully I can get them back in the replay.”

A home tie with Brentford in round two – and £18,000 prize money – await the winners.

Phil Parkinson will not be able to call on loanees John Egan and Craig Forsyth and may look to shake things up again because of the non-stop run of games.

Wells and James Hanson were on the bench in the first tie ten days ago as Parkinson started with Garry Thomps-on and Alan Connell up front.

That could be the case again this evening but Wells has no beef with the City chief’s rotation policy.

The top scorer said: “I haven’t complained about any decisions he’s made so far. He’s given plenty of debuts to people and everyone’s shuffling and changing but it has worked.

“The proof of that is where we are in the league and the fact we are still in every cup.

“I’m glad sometimes when he gives me a rest and I’m glad when he pushes me through games. He knows how to get the best out of me and I’m happy with that.

“Obviously sometimes I want to play when I’m a sub but then you feel quite fresh next time. Maybe if I’d played the whole 90 minutes at Northampton I wouldn’t have felt so good afterwards.

“That’s always how the manager plans and I think he’s doing it very well.

“I’ve never had a spell as busy as this. But you have to look at the positives and we’re still in every competition.

“Brentford would be another decent tie at home if we can beat Northampton.

“We want to do the best we can in the cups but the main aim is always promotion. That is the priority.”

Parkinson praised the way his side coped with their recent rush of away games, losing only one out of five at Burton – and that after going down to ten men and seeing both centre halves injured.

Wells insists nobody has let their focus drop despite the side attractions of the cup runs and the imminent clash with Arsenal.

He added: “As Parky says, he doesn’t want us dwelling on the past and what we’ve done. Everyone is concentrating on the next game.

“Teams might think we could be a bit too high after these cup games but as he says, we don’t get too carried away when we win or too low when we lose.

“The good thing is he hasn’t had to slap anyone down because every player is thinking about the team and doing their best all the time.”

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8:38am Tue 13 Nov 12

Freddy says...

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" Look North " announced that City's training was cancelled yesterday, to prevent any further spread of a virus. I hope there is enough of a Full Squad--for tonight's replay(To include Nahki).
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Earning another £ 18,000 against Brentford, would be another welcome bonus.
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Very pleasing to see the queues for 'Arsenal' Tickets--despite the TV coverage. Although, 'Sky's' revenue is also very welcome- for the Club.
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* " Look North " announced that City's training was cancelled yesterday, to prevent any further spread of a virus. I hope there is enough of a Full Squad--for tonight's replay(To include Nahki). * Earning another £ 18,000 against Brentford, would be another welcome bonus. * Very pleasing to see the queues for 'Arsenal' Tickets--despite the TV coverage. Although, 'Sky's' revenue is also very welcome- for the Club. * Freddy

9:31am Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

The way we are playing at the moment we will have enough to get us through to round 2 and Brentford at home.

Re the queues for Arsenal tickets why don't fans try doing it online then if they get no joy ( it takes about 6/7 clicks of your mouse) go and join the long queues, I used the online facility yesterday got two and was pleased at how easy it was !!.
The way we are playing at the moment we will have enough to get us through to round 2 and Brentford at home. Re the queues for Arsenal tickets why don't fans try doing it online then if they get no joy ( it takes about 6/7 clicks of your mouse) go and join the long queues, I used the online facility yesterday got two and was pleased at how easy it was !!. nowt fresh

11:07am Tue 13 Nov 12

tyker2 says...

perhaps no internet service or credit/debit card so personallycalling for the tickets with cash was the only option to many
perhaps no internet service or credit/debit card so personallycalling for the tickets with cash was the only option to many tyker2

11:18am Tue 13 Nov 12

Bredon Bantam says...

Re the queues for the Arsenal tie,I suspect you wont have to queue "Round The Block" for tonights game v Northampton Town.

My guess is there the crowd will do well to exceed 4,500,at least the weather should be better than the Burton game!

Round 2 here we come (Hopefully)!!
Re the queues for the Arsenal tie,I suspect you wont have to queue "Round The Block" for tonights game v Northampton Town. My guess is there the crowd will do well to exceed 4,500,at least the weather should be better than the Burton game! Round 2 here we come (Hopefully)!! Bredon Bantam

2:47pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bcfc1903 says...

Good luck to everyone from the club involved tonight. Keep believing fellas, you've got the quality to go throught tonight.

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For those running the club...Don't forget the remembrance minutes silence before the game tonight.

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We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber.
Good luck to everyone from the club involved tonight. Keep believing fellas, you've got the quality to go throught tonight. ** For those running the club...Don't forget the remembrance minutes silence before the game tonight. ** We shout with pride...we'll never hide...Claret and Amber. bcfc1903

4:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

ALEXIMO.56. says...

Good luck to the lads tonight and I shall be there to cheer them on and lose my voice once again. Just heard that we have sold over 10k tickets for the Arsenal game before the end of day two. It also sounds like Arsenal will be getting the full 4,500.
Good luck to the lads tonight and I shall be there to cheer them on and lose my voice once again. Just heard that we have sold over 10k tickets for the Arsenal game before the end of day two. It also sounds like Arsenal will be getting the full 4,500. ALEXIMO.56.

4:20pm Tue 13 Nov 12

audal says...

I have been informed by BCFC. THAT I DO NOT KNOW MY HOME ADDRESS NOR MY HOME TEL. NUMBER. i like to think that at my age(senile?) i am capable of pressing words on a keyboard, after two days on the piste even i can follow I.T. instructions. maybe i am barred because i threw a toffee wrapper at a Bury player in 1959 from the midland road side, yes you rowdy lot over that side. have tarnished me forever. cheers.--hic !
I have been informed by BCFC. THAT I DO NOT KNOW MY HOME ADDRESS NOR MY HOME TEL. NUMBER. i like to think that at my age(senile?) i am capable of pressing words on a keyboard, after two days on the piste even i can follow I.T. instructions. maybe i am barred because i threw a toffee wrapper at a Bury player in 1959 from the midland road side, yes you rowdy lot over that side. have tarnished me forever. cheers.--hic ! audal

4:31pm Tue 13 Nov 12

nowt fresh says...

audal wrote:
I have been informed by BCFC. THAT I DO NOT KNOW MY HOME ADDRESS NOR MY HOME TEL. NUMBER. i like to think that at my age(senile?) i am capable of pressing words on a keyboard, after two days on the piste even i can follow I.T. instructions. maybe i am barred because i threw a toffee wrapper at a Bury player in 1959 from the midland road side, yes you rowdy lot over that side. have tarnished me forever. cheers.--hic !
It was you was it audal?? remember it well those Bluebird Tottee wrappers hurt like hell when rolled up in a ball and hit you.
[quote][p][bold]audal[/bold] wrote: I have been informed by BCFC. THAT I DO NOT KNOW MY HOME ADDRESS NOR MY HOME TEL. NUMBER. i like to think that at my age(senile?) i am capable of pressing words on a keyboard, after two days on the piste even i can follow I.T. instructions. maybe i am barred because i threw a toffee wrapper at a Bury player in 1959 from the midland road side, yes you rowdy lot over that side. have tarnished me forever. cheers.--hic ![/p][/quote]It was you was it audal?? remember it well those Bluebird Tottee wrappers hurt like hell when rolled up in a ball and hit you. nowt fresh

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