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Villa boss Lambert on Cup ambitions: Bradford defeat still burns

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is demanding victory against Capital One Cup opponents Rotherham United.

Villa's boss described the semi-final defeat to Bradford City, then of League Two, as "huge" and said that he will be fielding a "strong" XI ahead of the visit of Rotherham.

He said: "The disappointment after Bradford was huge. Everyone thought it was a foregone conclusion.

"We went to Manchester City, Norwich City and Swindon Town, all difficult places to win, and so it was a blow.

"We were losing matches in the Premier League as well but fair play to the lads, they turned it around."

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