Bradford’s James Hanson admits Sunday’s FA Cup clash against Town is a possible banana skin for his side, but is confident City won’t slip-up.
The Bantams striker is excited at the prospect of the West Yorkshire derby and is under no illusions that Halifax will put up a stern resistence.
He said: “Since I’ve been here, we’ve always drawn teams around us from the same division. This is something different so it’s brilliant.
“Obviously it’s going to be a big test. We’re going there as the favourites but it’s a local derby and we know how desperate they will be.
“We’ve got to go there and do a professional job. I know quite a few of the lads there as well, Aingey, Steve Williams, Matt Glennon, so it’s going to be quite an interesting game.
“They are flying in the Conference. I’m sure the ground will be full.”
Hanson was a key figure in Bradford’s incredible run to the Capital One Cup final two years ago, playing at Villa Park and Wembley, but says this will be his first run-out at the Shay.
City’s top-scorer is expecting to sample a classic FA Cup atmosphere.
He added: “I’ve never played at The Shay before. They were always below us.
“It’ll be a proper FA Cup tie atmosphere. It’s nice to have a local derby in the cup.
“We’re the ones to be shot at. It’s a potential banana skin but I’m sure if we do our jobs right and good professional job, we should have enough.