RICHARD O’Donnell can see City homing in on an FA Cup glamour tie.

The Bantams aim to finish the job against Shrewsbury tonight in the first-round replay at Valley Parade.

At stake is another home tie for the winners against Mansfield later this month.

The prospect of hosting a fellow League Two club potentially opens up the route to round three when the Premier League big boys enter the fray.

O’Donnell said: “The gaffer spoke about getting into the third round and pulling out a big team.

“Obviously it’s a home draw in the next round if you get through and it’s a good incentive.

“We felt we had the chance to win in the first game but we’re at home now – with the opportunity of playing here again if we do get through this time.

“We’d have taken anyone at Valley Parade. It’s always nice to have home advantage.

“The FA Cup is such a big competition and one that everyone loves playing in.

“But first and foremost, we need to win the replay and if we play like we did in the first game I feel we’ve more than a good chance of doing that.”

City led for nine minutes in Shropshire after Aramide Oteh’s coolly-taken opener before Josh Laurent hit back for the League One side.

O’Donnell felt the Bantams were good value for a second crack at their higher-level opponents but knows they have it all to do again to extend a seven-game unbeaten run against the Shrews at Valley Parade.

“If we’d have drawn a team from the Conference at home then we’d be thinking that we should go through,” he added.

“I’m not sure whether Shrewsbury had that similar mindset and maybe took us a bit too lightly.

“We gave them a really good game and it proved that we can match anyone in our division and in the one above.

“But we can’t go into the replay thinking that we’ve already done the hard bit. Shrewsbury are a good team and they’ve got threats all over the pitch.”

After last week’s record low crowd of just 761 in the Trophy, Valley Parade will again be largely empty compared with the booming league attendances.

O’Donnell, who was rested for the Rochdale game, insists it is not a distraction playing in front of vast empty spaces.

The keeper said: “It is different. You saw it last Tuesday with the scenario then.

“I was pleased to read that they are opening the Kop because they don’t normally do that. At least you will have two sides of the stadium with people in.

“But it’s not something that will put us off. It’s just another game of football that we want to go out and win.

"It sounds daft but you don't really notice what's behind you when you're focused on the game.

“We played Stevenage away this season and one end was shut because they were doing the stand up.

“We play at home and have thousands behind the goal but when you’re in the game, you’re not really aware of it.

“Personally it doesn’t make any difference to me but obviously you want more people to be there cheering us on.”