City boss Phil Parkinson believes tonight's F.A Cup tie with Brentford will give his players another chance to prove themselves against opposition from a division they hope to be playing in themselves next season.
Uwe Rosler's Bees, who currently sit in the League 1 Play-Off places, arrive at the Coral Windows Stadium this Friday evening to take on the Bantams for a place in Sunday's eagerly-anticipated third round draw.
Tonight's encounter with Brentford will be City's third cup tie against League 1 opposition this season having already defeated Notts County in the Capital One Cup and Hartlepool United in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy earlier this campaign.
Parkinson said: "This game (vs Brentford) is a bonus game to us, but we want to do ourselves justice."
"It is a good chance to test ourselves against League 1 opposition.
"Most, if not all, of our players want to play at a higher level. To do that, however, you need to take opportunities like this Friday to prove that you can compete or even beat teams from a higher division.
"We are confident that we have the potential within the squad to cause an upset.
"Brentford are a side flying high in their division at the moment and Uwe has got them playing some good football.
"They have some young legs in their side and they work hard for each other.
"We know we''l have to be at our best. If we get near that though, we'll stand a great chance."