The Championship outfit head to Etihad Stadium on the weekend of March 9/10 to take on the reigning Premier League champions in the quarter-finals and the boss is relishing the opportunity to really test his players against quality opposition.
"Wow there are a lot of emotions going through my head," the brother of former City player Gary Flitcroft said after his Tykes beat MK Dons 3-1 on Saturday.
"The group of players that I am working with at the moment and the staff and the football club and the supporters, they deserve to get a tie of this magnitude.
"We are going to the champions of this country and I will be proud to take my players to that stadium.
"The lads have deserved this and we will make sure they go there and enjoy the day and the experience. But we want to go there and give a good account of ourselves and try and cause a cup upset.
"This is a cup of dreams, a cup of heroes and I do dream. I hope we will give a great account of ourselves and I am really excited to lead the club on this occasion. And as a coach to pit your wits against one of the world's best that excites me as well."