HUDDERSFIELD Town fans believe the Capital One Cup tie against neighbours Bradford City should be a cracker.
Phil Parkinson’s newly-promoted League I side – surprise finalists in the competition last season – will visit the John Smith’s Stadium in the first round in the midweek after Town have opened their Championship campaign on Saturday, August 3.
Bradford will bring a large following of fans down the M606 for a first meeting between the two clubs since the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie in 2011-12, when it finished 2-2 at the John Smith's before Bradford went through on penalties.Related content
Town fans – eager for tomorrow’s release of the Championship fixtures which can be seen live here – certainly seem to be looking forward to the clash.
Twitter user @Olldany said: “Great draw and I expect a full house. Could even be on TV?”
Another fan, @P_hollas, said: “Great fixture against #bcfc, now let’s make it a great result and cup run.”
The Valley Parade side made two visits to Wembley last season, losing 5-0 in the Capital One Cup final at Premiership Swansea City – after they had knocked out top-flight Wigan Athletic, Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to the showpiece – and then returned to win the League II play-off final against Aidy Boothroyd’s Northampton Town.
The last time Town and Bradford clashed in this competition, the old League Cup, was in 2008-09 when Town won 4-0 in front of a crowd of 8,932.Related content
On Facebook, Jason Taylor said: “Great draw! They (Bradford) won’t be going too far in the cup this season! UTT.”
Liam Belk added: @Bring ‘em on, should be a good one.”
Meanwhile, on our website, Trojanhorse wrote: “Mouthwatering tie and a great one to blow the cobwebs away at the start of the season. Bring it on.”
Others, meanwhile, have other priorities and @terrierHTAFC said: “Really dont care, league is way more important.”
The only other meeting between the two in the League Cup was in 1997-98, when Town won 3-2 on aggregate.