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5 November 2021

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5 November 2021

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Theo Robinson is anticipating a “tough” challenge in the first round of the Emirates FA Cup, when the Bantams host fellow Sky Bet League Two side Exeter City tomorrow afternoon.

The encounter at the Utilita Energy Stadium will be the first time these two sides have ever met in this competition.

While the City forward is expecting a difficult cup tie against the Grecians, he insisted the competition is one the Bantams are hoping to go far in, as he himself did with Lincoln City back in the 2016/17 campaign.

He said: “It will be a tough game against Exeter, but I am looking forward to it.

“We have a rest from the league, but this is still a cup game that we want to win.

“It is a competition where you want to try your best in as a football player and keep getting through to the next round, and one where I have good experiences and memories.

“Obviously, most famously with Lincoln, we had a good run and I scored plenty of goals in that.”

Robinson also mentioned his delight at getting more regular game time in recent weeks.

The 32-year-old has come off the bench in five of the Bantams’ last six outings, and recently scored his first goal for the club in a 3-1 away triumph over Swindon Town.

He added: “I have had a few setbacks since coming in, but now feel like I am getting back to match fitness and, hopefully, I can start to show with more performances on the pitch.

“You have to wait for the opportunity to play. You cannot think of it as a bad thing, you just need to wait for your chance to come and take it.

“Every player will say that they want to play every game, but realistically, that is not going to happen.

“I just want to repay the manager for bringing me in and go from there.

“It was good for me to get a goal against Swindon, and the way I scored it felt good as well.

“Hopefully, now, I can get more chances. It is more like me to score a tap-in from six yards out, so to score the way I did was enjoyable for me and, hopefully, everyone else as well.”

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