Phil Parkinson heaped praise on strikers James Hanson and Nahki Wells after watching his Bradford team earn a 2-2 draw at Ashton Gate.

The visiting manager was delighted with all of his players having seen Wells and centre-back Rory McArdle cancel out goals from Scott Wagstaff and Jay Emmanuel-Thomas for Bristol City.

But Parkinson reserved his biggest compliments for his strike force, saying: "James and Nahki were almost unplayable at times. They were immense.

"They came up against what was basically a Championship back four and goalkeeper, yet still showed what a handful they can be."

McArdle glanced home a 79th-minute corner from substitute Raffaele De Vita at the near post to reward more than 1,000 travelling Bradford fans.

The Robins went in front after just 13 minutes when Wagstaff fired home right-footed from 12 yards after Emmanuel-Thomas had forced his way into the penalty area.

The hosts looked comfortable until a defensive mix-up after 33 minutes saw Hanson break between City's defence.

Goalkeeper Frank Fielding elected to race out to the corner of his penalty area and Hanson rounded him before crossing for Wells to shoot past the only covering defender on the line.

Emmanuel-Thomas slotted home left-footed from a Sam Baldock cross after 58 minutes to restore Bristol's advantage, but McArdle had the final say as the game entered the closing stages.

Home boss Sean O'Driscoll said: "It will take time to bed them all in and there was a lot of good in how we started the game and the way the players went about their business."