CITY will not consider “parking the bus” against Championship hosts Millwall tomorrow.

With the Lions embroiled in a relegation fight, the Bantams have the chance to pile on the pressure with an FA Cup upset at the Den.

But Phil Parkinson stressed that frustrating the home side with a defensive blanket will not be the game-plan.

“We want to play there in the positive way we have done all season,” said the City boss. “We never approach any game differently.

“We certainly won’t be going down there to shut up shop. We never do.

“We feel we are at our best when we have real intent in our play.

“It’s a good test for us as individuals and as a team. Ultimately every player wants to perform at the next level.

“This will show where we are as a team and how individuals can fare in their battles all over the pitch.”

There are likely to be changes for City, who have injury doubts to consider. Alan Sheehan is ready for his first start since the Halifax game and Ben Williams returns for Jordan Pickford in goal.

Parkinson added: “I said leading up to Christmas to expect changes in the team for one reason or another and if there is, we’ve no doubts whoever comes in won’t weaken us and might improve us.

“Billy Knott came in last weekend, played great and got the goal. Alan Sheehan was terrific when he came off the bench.

“It keeps people on their toes. Billy was terrific in that number ten role and other players like Yeatesy (Mark Yeates), who’ve done well in that position, will be looking at that.”

Millwall have won only twice in 19 games and slipped into the bottom three after Brighton’s win in midweek.

But Parkinson made it clear that City, despite their good form, will have to pull out all the stops if they are to spring a surprise.

“We’re up against a Championship side and I’m looking forward to seeing how we look in that company.

“They’ve got a good squad with some decent players. Ian Holloway made six or seven changes from Boxing Day to Sunday so he’s got a lot of options.

“Obviously we’re confident but we’re certainly not going to be over-confident.

“There’s a realisation that we go into it as underdogs. They are a team from a higher division so we need to play better than we have done over the last nine games to get through.”