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19 November 2019

Club News


19 November 2019

Adam Henley insists he and his team-mates are full of confidence ahead of this evening’s Emirates FA Cup first-round replay at home to Shrewsbury Town (7.45pm).

The Bantams held their Sky Bet League One opponents to a 1-1 draw at the Montgomery Waters Meadow - to earn the replay.

And Henley insists Gary Bowyer’s men are determined to upset higher-league opposition to earn a third-round clash at home to Mansfield Town.

The defender said: "We are all confident, heading into the Shrewsbury game.

"They are a good side but we see ourselves as a good team, too.

"We know this is a great opportunity for us and are not scared of our opponents - or viewing them as a team any higher than us - in any way.

"We need to view ourselves higher up, on the same level as teams like Shrewsbury, and to go toe-to-toe with them, again.

"If you look at our team, we have the potential to compete in Sky Bet League One. This is a good test for us and our promotion credentials, because we want to be successful and competitive.

"We carry a great attacking threat and are going to try and exploit their weaknesses, wherever we can.

"We all want to get going, again, and are chomping at the bit - after the games we have had postponed.

"We have had a lot of time to focus on our game and cannot wait to get back out on the pitch."

As a player who has fond personal memories in this competition, Henley is looking forward to competing in the Emirates FA Cup, again.

The 25-year-old reached the quarter-finals on two occasions, with Blackburn Rovers, and is hoping to create more history, this season.

"It is a great competition to play in and something I look forward to, every season," the full-back added.

"We, as players, take it very seriously. There is nothing better than a good cup run.

"I am lucky enough to have some of my best footballing memories in this competition.

"While at Blackburn, we reached the quarter-final against Millwall and took Liverpool back to Anfield for a quarter-final replay.

"As a young lad - which I was - you take so many different experiences from games like that. I have very fond memories.

"With us being in the fourth tier, these competitions are even more important because they give you a massive opportunity to create history.

"Cup runs lift the whole club and fill you with a lot of confidence to take into your league campaign, which is what we are aiming to do, this season."

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