Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson praises Bantams strikers

Nahki Wells and James Hanson

Bradford City boss Phil Parkinson praised strikers James Hanson and Nahki Wells after his side reached the League Two play-off final with a 5-4 aggregate win over Burton.

Wells scored either side of a fine striker from Hanson to give the Bantams a 3-1 win at the Pirelli Stadium.

He told BBC Sport: "I thought the front two were unplayable today.

"We thought we'd change one or two things slightly to put them right up the pitch and it nullified them."

He added: "Nahki's second goal was a real goalscorer's effort and Hanson's strike was a Premier League finish. His overall play is getting better and better."

Bradford will face Northampton in the play-off final on Saturday, 18 May in what will be their 64th match of the season.

The Bantams, who reached the League Cup final earlier this year, will be playing their first play-off final since 1996 when Chris Kamara led them into the second tier with a 2-0 win over Notts County.

Parkinson's side were 3-1 down at half-time in the first leg against the Brewers and the manager was delighted with the attitude of his team to turn the tie around.

"You can't take away the enormity of the achievement," he said.

"When it mattered the most we produced and I think that's really important. Today was a massive test and we passed it.

"I think a lesser group of players wouldn't have responded in the way we did on Thursday. We said to the lads that if we could play in a disciplined, structured way then we'd have a great chance."

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