T&A City reporter Simon Parker got an early taste of cup fever today when the Capital One Cup trophy came to Bradford.

Bantams fans are counting down to what they hope will be another momentous occasion on Tuesday when the club hosts Aston Villa in the semi-final first leg at Valley Parade.

And Simon got a close-up view of the silverware when the competition's organisers brought the cup to the T&A's main office in Bradford.

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