WINGERS Filipe Morais and Paul Anderson WILL be back for City’s play-off push this season.

Phil Parkinson has confirmed both long-term absentees are on course to return to the fray before the curtain comes down in May.

And the Bantams boss reckons the imminent comeback of the influential duo will provide a timely lift as the chase for a top-six finish hots up.

Parkinson said: “Fil’s a few weeks ahead of Paul but the way they are progressing we’re expecting both of them to give us a massive boost towards the end of the season.

“There’s such a large chunk of the season left – there’s 16 games to go. They are two good players.

“Look at Fil on that right hand side for us last year and how well he did. He’s a very good player who can create things and he’s tactically aware.

“Obviously Paul’s played all his career at Championship level and was just starting to show what he was all about before he got injured.

“They are two lads who will be big boosts for the squad when they come back and will give us some more creativity in the team.”

Anderson broke his leg against Peterborough at Valley Parade in September in only his fifth start for the club. Morais has been out of action since pre-season when he ruptured knee ligaments in training.

Parkinson added: “Fil had a slight setback last week when we had to train on artificial turf. But he feels a lot better now and we’re back on the grass.

“If you add those two to what we’ve got, it certainly becomes a very strong squad.

“When you come into that period when the games come thick and fast again, we’re going to need everybody.

“I don’t want to put a time on it but certainly before the end of the season I think they’ll be back.

“We’ve just got to be careful. Fil’s a very enthusiastic lad and wants to be involved now.

“But Matty (Barrass, physio) and Nick (Allamby, fitness coach) will guide that and when they are happy for him to have a reserve game, we’ll unleash him.”