Parkinson in relaxed mood
Bradford boss Phil Parkinson is relaxed ahead of his side's Capital One Cup tie with Wigan on Tuesday night.
The Bantams, fifth in League Two, are the lowest-ranked side left in the competition and face the tough task of beating Premier League opposition on their own ground.
But Parkinson wants his players to enjoy the experience and concentrate on doing themselves justice at the DW Stadium.
"It's our reward for a good first third to the season," he told the club's Bantams Player. "It is great day out for the football club.
"We'll take 5,000 fans with us and it's a night we'll really enjoy if we put in a good performance.
"To get a result we'll have to play above and beyond what we normally do and Wigan will have to play below their normal standard, but cup shocks do happen. The only pressure on us is to perform and that's what we'll do.
"We go without a few key players but it's an opportunity for a few of the players who haven't played for a while to get a chance, and an opportunity to give a few youngsters a chance. And what an occasion it will be for the young lads who will at least be on the bench and sample the atmosphere in the ground."
Bradford are without a host of players for the tie, with Ricky Ravenhill suspended, Craig Forsyth cup-tied and Luke Oliver and Andrew Davies joining long-term absentee Kyel Reid on the treatment table.
There are also doubts over midfielder Ritchie Jones, who has a virus, and captain Gary Jones.
The latter played an hour on Saturday on his comeback from a back problem that had sidelined him for five weeks. Parkinson will not take any risks with either player, with the league remaining his main focus.
He said: "Ritchie has a stomach bug so we've had to keep him away from the ground. We'll see how he is. Gary got some good minutes under his belt but we'll assess him in the morning. We don't want to force him back.
"We take each game as it comes and we'll pick the right team for that game. We won't put someone at risk in the cup as the league is our priority.
"We've done ourselves justice in the cups so far but this is our biggest test as it's a Premiership team, but we'll give a good account of ourselves I'm sure."
Bradford will welcome back top-scorer Nahki Wells after he missed the weekend's defeat to Burton through suspension, while apprentices Scott Brown, Forrayah Bass, Connor Erangey and Louis Swain have travelled with the squad for the tie.