Boss looks ahead to Capital One Cup tie against League 1 SwindonThe Town may have won the League Cup back in 1988 as a top-flight club, but the League 2 class of 2014 will be aiming to replicate Bradford City’s feat of reaching the final as a fourth tier side.
The Bantams went all the way to the 2013 final only to lose to Swansea City at Wembley and boss John Still would love the Town to follow the Yorkshire’s side example in the competition this year – the first time the Hatters are back in the League Cup since 2008.
“We’ll take loads from Bradford, you’re playing 11 against 11,” the manager said at his Monday press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Capital One Cup tie at home to League 1 Swindon at Kenilworth Road.
“It was only a pre-season friendly, but we beat a very strong Aston Villa side a year ago. It’s football, it happens.
“I would never, ever, ever write one of my teams off, whoever we play. We could play Manchester City, and I would go into the game thinking if we do this and this right we’re going to give ourselves a chance.
“Now if Manchester City play us and they’re at the top of their game, they’ll smash us out of sight, there’s no doubt about that. But what if they’re not?
“If they’re not and we are, maybe we give ourselves that little chance, you’ve always got to have that little belief you can do something to affect them.
“I would never rule out anything. We all dream about what it would be like if we did this.
“When you do stop dreaming, it’s time to pack up, because you have to believe you can achieve the ultimate success. If you don’t believe it, it’s not the game for you.”