Bradford hope for Capital One Cup shock at Wigan
Last Updated: October 30, 2012 11:32am
Phil Parkinson: Bradford boss is hoping to cause a Capital One Cup shock at Wigan
Bradford City will be trying to pull off a Capital One Cup shock by beating Premier League side Wigan Athletic to reach the quarter-finals.
League Two outfit Bradford are the lowest ranked team left in the competition and will be taking a travelling band of 5,000 fans to the DW Stadium.
The Bantams have already won away at Notts County and Watford in the League Cup this season, but Tuesday represents their biggest test yet.
It is a rare home cup tie for Wigan, who gained a first win at the DW Stadium this term on Saturday after a 2-1 victory over West Ham United.
Wigan are set to be without on-loan Arsenal winger Ryo Miyaichi for the tie.
The Japan international missed the win over West Ham with a groin problem and is still struggling while fellow winger Albert Crusat (knee) and defender Antolin Alcaraz (groin) are also sidelined.
Manager Roberto Martinez is expected to make several changes to his side, with strikers Callum McManaman and Mauro Boselli, who has already scored three goals in the competition this season, likely to come in.
Bradford are without the suspended Ricky Ravenhill as the midfielder was dismissed during the weekend's defeat at Burton for an apparent headbutt on Lee Bell and begins a three-match ban, though the club are exploring the possibility of appealing to reduce the number of games he'll miss.
Boss Phil Parkinson is also without the cup-tied Craig Forsyth and injured defensive duo Andrew Davies (knee) and Luke Oliver (Achilles).
Parkinson may not risk Gary Jones after the skipper returned from a five-week absence due to a back injury to play nearly an hour at Burton, but Nahki Wells is available after completing his one-match suspension for picking up five yellow cards.
Bradford have named apprentices Louis Swain, Connor Erangey, Scott Brown and Forrayah Bass in the travelling squad.