Bradford keeper Duke coming to terms with Villa victory

Bradford keeper Matt Duke is still coming to terms with the League Two outfits 3-1 home win over Aston Villa in the League Cup semi-final first leg.

"It is unreal. I can't believe we beat them. We thought we could get something but a 3-1 lead is fantastic," the 35 year old said.

Bradford are seeking to become the first team from the fourth tier of English football to reach the final of the League Cup since Rochdale in 1962.

Duke says a bright start in the return game in a fortnight will be key to their chances of reaching the final.

"We need to get a good start down there and get their fans on their backs," he added.

"They'll have tremendous support and we have to do what we did here tonight, but better.

"The main thing is we can't go there and be complacent because if we are then we will be punished. We haven't achieved anything yet."

On his own performance, the former Burton and Hull man added: "It was one of those nights where you fancy yourself to make some saves.

"I think it's up amongst my best games. I've played a lot of standards from Sunday league finals upwards and I'm just thankful that tonight was one of those nights where you are able to make saves.

"I have to give credit to the lads in front of me because they were brilliant too."

 

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