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Let's go and enjoy it

29 October 2012

City boss Phil Parkinson has encouraged his players to try and enjoy the occasion of tomorrow night's Capital One Cup last sixteen encounter with Premier League side Wigan Athletic.

Cheered on by 5,000 visiting supporters, Parkinson's men - the sole remaining League 2 side left in the competition - will take on their top flight hosts at their DW Stadium this Tuesday looking to pull off a remarkable shock and book their place in the quarter-finals.

Understandably given the three leagues difference between City and the Latics, Roberto Martinez's side will go into the tie as clear favourites to progress.

Parkinson has faith in his side, however, and believes anything is possible if City can put in a suitable performance on the night.

The Bantams boss said: "It's hopefully going to be a great day out for the club."

"We're bringing a great number of supporters, and it's a night we have to look to enjoy.

"We know we'll only be able to enjoy it, however, if we put in a performance and do ourselves justice. We'll have to be organised and disciplined.

"To get a result we know we'll have to play slightly above our level and Wigan will have to dip slightly below theirs. But cup shocks do happen though.

"Rest assured, we'll arrived at Wigan focused on what we have to do.

"There's no pressure on us going into the game. 

"We've had a bit of (media) exposure in the last day or so, and it's something the lads should enjoy. They have worked hard to get to this stage of the competition. 

"Obviously the training ground was a bit low this morning after Saturday's defeat (vs Burton Albion), but the lads have lifted the morale with a bright training session today (Monday) and we'll go to Wigan in good spirits."

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