Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bantams Are on Way Back

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Bantams Are on Way Back

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into this game with three points from Saturday, unfortunately we didn't, but we can't let that detract from the game or change the way we approach it because I want the lads to enjoy it, relish it.

"We've won a lot of games, there's been a lot of extra times and we've overcome a lot of challenges to get to this point."

Parkinson's key word during his press conference at the club's Apperley Bridge training facility was "enjoyment", while the previous round's heroics against Arsenal have given his players a belief they can spring another huge upset.

Parkinson said: "We're very excited. We've worked really hard to get to this stage and we're going to enjoy it. "It's a tremendous achievement by everybody at the club.

"It's the first time in the club's history to be at this stage of the competition.

"It's going to be a tough challenge, but our aim is to get to the second leg in two weeks' time still in the game."

The Bradford manager accepts a twolegged tie favours Paul Lambert's Villa, but knows what it takes to beat Premier League opposition. …

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