BANTAMS defender Ben Richards-Everton believes his side would be good enough to compete in the league above ahead of their FA Cup first round replay against League One side Shrewsbury tonight at Valley Parade.

City drew the original tie 1-1 after Josh Laurent cancelled out Aramide Oteh's earlier finish at New Meadow.

Gary Bowyer's men have been in great form of late, winning four of their last five in League Two, and will go into the replay fresh after their scheduled fixture at Colchester got postponed due to a number of international call ups the hosts received.

Richards-Everton hopes they can put together a similar cup run to that in 2015 where the Bantams completed giant killings over Chelsea and Sunderland to reach the quarter finals.

The centre back said: "The lads are very confident, we felt like we put in a good performance against them (Shrewsbury) at their ground.

"I think we can beat anybody if we concentrate on ourselves.

"Without sounding cocky, I see ourselves as a top club in this league and I think we are more than capable to compete in League One.

"It will set the tone to when we go back in league games if we can beat the likes of Shrewsbury.

"The FA Cup has a different feel completely, it is something different from the league.

"Every player and fan gets excited because anything can happen in the cup, we have seen it in the past.

"We want to go as far as we can, get to the third round, and draw one of those big teams from the Premier League."

Richards-Everton has become a stalwart in Bradford's defence this season since his arrival in the summer, totting up 15 appearances in all competitions.

The 28-year-old is back liking his football and is confident that his team can achieve their prime target at the end of the campaign.

He added: "It has been amazing, I have really enjoyed my time here so far and I think there are better times to come.

"We have a lot of games coming up but with two games in hand we are in a great position.

"The main thing is to get promoted out of this league.

"The manager has been brilliant to me since day one, we have got a great group of lads with a mixture of experience and a lot of young lads too. It is a recipe for success."