THIS week's episode of Parker on Parade is full of Hope as another new gaffer and captain duo made their Bow.

With two games under his belt since we last had chance to record, I ask Simon how Bowyer got on against Peterborough and Luton.

A win and a loss, but was there fight on show in those performances?

We then discuss the tactical differences Bowyer has brought to the table - will moving Jacob Butterfield further forward pay dividends and can he play together with Jack Payne?

A hot topic up next - the credentials of one certain Hope Akpan as City captain.

I'll leave that one a secret...

Finally it's a look towards Saturday's all important game.

Can City come through in their relegation dog-fight with Oxford United?