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Villa v Bradford: Lambert - I'm expecting a magical atmosphere
Paul Lambert on Bantams encounter.
21st Jan 2013
Villa v Bradford: Lambert - I'm expecting a magical atmosphere


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Paul Lambert admits he's expecting a magical atmosphere against Bradford as Villa go in search of Wembley.

Villa face the Bantams in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday.

Lambert is really looking forward to sampling the awesome power of the claret and blue faithful in all their glory as he called on them to roar the team on to a famous victory.

Villa need to overturn a two-goal deficit and Lambert thinks this is possible with a vibrant Villa Park in full voice.

He said: "It will be a different game with the crowd behind us.

"They will be right for us and will drive us on.

"We will give it everything we've got to get through.

"It will be magic. It will be a great night. It will be an even better night if we get through it!

"If we get through it will be absolutely fantastic.

"The crowd will be unbelievable and that will drive us on, I'm sure. We need the kind of start we produced at West Brom against Bradford on Tuesday.

"It would be a great occasion if we can do it. It would be great for everyone at the club."

Despite the frustration of letting a two-goal lead slip at The Hawthorns, Lambert thinks the confidence gained from a stunning first-half display will help the players perform in the vital showdown clash.

He added: "We will take a lot of confidence out of the West Brom game, that's for sure.

"The lads have got a lot of confidence from it. Yes, they were down but I had a chat with them and they know themselves the way they played there.

"They now need to replicate the first-half. And I am pretty sure they will."

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