ROMAIN Vincelot believes City can prosper on two fronts as they await their FA Cup third-round fate.

The skipper's fifth goal of the season set the Bantams on the way to a 3-1 win over Plymouth to book their place among the Premier League big boys in tonight's draw.

Vincelot insists a cup run will not get in the way of the League One promotion push and explained: "When you perform well in the cups, you go into the league with confidence.

"We've also got the Checkatrade (Trophy) tomorrow, so there are plenty of games. We are progressing in competitions and that's what you want.

"I don't believe it when people say it's not good to have two runs. We'll hopefully look to go as far as possible.

"You never know what can happen. Financially there can be some income, depending on who we get, and on the sport side, it's good to have something other than the league to look forward to.

"I've not got a good FA Cup record as a player and I'd like to add that in my career. It's like the Coupe de France – everybody in the whole country is involved and you look forward to being involved.

"We'll watch the draw but then put it to bed and focus on the busy period in the league, as it always is in December."

Stuart McCall felt Vincelot's opening goal was key to City's success against a Plymouth side who had frustrated them with a 1-0 league win at Valley Parade last month.

The Frenchman also claimed an assist for the second – his volley taking a huge deflection after smacking Nathaniel Knight-Percival in the face.

"It took a nice deflection off his right eye," laughed Vincelot. "I can't claim it myself because I'm not sure it was going in, so it was a good assist.

"It hurt Nat enough for him to get it – and it was quite funny afterwards because his face was so red!

"The last game against Plymouth was very hard and got even harder when they went one up. That's why it was crucial to score first and it was nice for me to get it."

McCall also took a "calculated risk" to start Tyrell Robinson at left back and admits the youngster is becoming a talisman.

The City boss said: "Tyrell came on against Plymouth in the league and did well, scored against Wigan and he was only the pitch two minutes last week at Shrewsbury when we went 1-0 up.

"He's been part of a bit of success. He's not an overconfident lad but he's in a good run of form and deserves his opportunity.

"It will be horses for courses with him. I thought we'd have a lot of the ball and he wouldn't have to do as much defending.

"He had some really confident touches and it would have been nice to cap it off with a goal.

"But when you've got pace like that, sometimes it's better to use it from a little bit deeper."

City will today assess Jake Reeves after he tweaked his groin slipping just before Plymouth scored.

Timothee Dieng could be back in training on Thursday but McCall may opt to stick with Luke Hendrie in a central midfield role after he filled in from the bench.

McCall said: "Tim's been out for a long time, so we've got to be careful. But Luke can slot in there. He's versatile and never lets you down."