Bardsley scored in the shock result.
He said: "I'm not sure I'll be allowed back into Salford, but it doesn't matter. Sunderland are going to Wembley and that's all that matters to me.
"I probably wasn't one of Sunderland's popular players six months ago, but that's football.
"Hopefully I have turned that around and being part of this club going to Wembley is something special."
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