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Boss gives his Wigan reaction

27 September 2012

Bantams boss Phil Parkinson believes City's forthcoming Capital One Cup Fourth Round tie at Wigan Athletic is one that everyone within the squad should be looking forward to.

Parkinson's side were selected with the Premiership team during Wednesday night's last sixteen draw - the first time City have been drawn against top-flight opposition in a cup competition in over seven years.

The Bantams will understandably go into the tie as clear second favourites given the huge gap in league placings between the two sides, but Parkinson believes being classed as underdogs isn't an entirely bad thing.

Parkinson said: "There will be no expectations on us going into that tie. We'll be going there will nothing to lose and everything to gain."

"We're the lowest ranked team left in the draw so there is no real pressure on us.

"I am pretty sure that Wigan will be taking this competition seriously and we'll have to be ready for that.

"We'll obviously be up against a Premier League side and all the challenges that go with facing a team of that calibre. We should go there looking forward to the occasion though.

"This match is in a few weeks time, however. Between now and then we have a few important league matches to focus on.

"That means we'll be putting the cup to one side for the moment and quite rightly focusing on our league form."

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