WITH Simon Parker unavailable, T&A sports editor Mike Crowther comes off the bench in this week's Parker on Parade to deliver a winning performance.

Alongside sports reporter Nathan Atkinson, he discusses how Bradford City fans were thrilled by the performances of wingers Dylan Connolly, Harry Pritchard and Zeli Ismail against Carlisle United last week.

In that game, City came back to win from a goal down, just like against Northampton Town two weeks earlier, and Mike says manager Gary Bowyer will be impressed with the resilient side he has at his disposal.

Mike and Nathan also discusses the pitiful attendance of 868 for the midweek Leasing.com Trophy clash with Manchester City U21s.

Is it time to revert back to the old format, with fans seemingly finding it hard to get excited by clashes against Premier League kids?

Finally, the T&A duo discuss the weekend game at Scunthorpe United. The Iron have had an awful start, and the Bantams will hope to take advantage of that, as well as draw on the memories of the 3-2 win at Glanford Park in April last season.