Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bantams Chairman Keen on Gus' Men

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Bantams Chairman Keen on Gus' Men

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BRADFORD'S joint chairman Mark Lawn is hoping Sunderland beat Fulham in their FA Cup replay to set up a fifth-round tie at Valley Parade.

Sunderland, famous giant-killers themselves when they beat Leeds in the 1973 final, were held by Sky Bet Championship side Fulham in a goalless draw at the Stadium of Light at the weekend and the two sides will meet again next week.

Lawn, co-chairman Julian Rhodes and Bradford manager Phil Parkinson had all wanted to be paired with Manchester United after Saturday's stunning triumph over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

But Lawn had no complaints after Bradford were drawn to play either Sunderland or Fulham at home in Monday night's draw and has good reason to cheer on Gus Poyet's Black Cats in their replay.

"If we can't get Man United, Liverpool or Arsenal, let's have a home draw. It's up to us now," Lawn said.

"We're the lowestranked team left in it, apart from Cambridge, and the odds are stacked against us, but let's give it our best shot. …

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