NATHANIEL Knight-Percival wants to follow up a profitable week in the league with an FA Cup third-round spot.

The centre half stressed the importance of continuing momentum after City banked six points from a possible nine against three promotion rivals.

The Bantams host Plymouth on Saturday when the second-round tie gives them an early chance to gain revenge, having lost to Argyle in the league earlier this month.

Knight-Percival says the mood is confident after coming through a difficult week with victories at top two Wigan and Shrewsbury.

The only down side was a defeat to Scunthorpe in between and the defender said: "We are pleased with our points return from those games – but you could also say a little disappointed because against Scunthorpe we probably played better than we did at Shrewsbury and didn't come away with anything.

"Football is like that sometimes but we've got our six points and hopefully we can take that into the FA Cup and keep our form going."

Knight-Percival insists cup progress remains a high priority alongside the league.

To some, the most famous domestic knockout competition has lost some of its appeal, but the Bantams defender said: "I disagree. It's a great competition.

"We want to do well in every game we play, regardless of whether it is the FA Cup, Checkatrade Trophy, League Cup or a league game.

"Saturday is important because it's the FA Cup and has all that history behind it. We want to do well and progress in it and get ourselves in the hat for the next round.

"There is also that opportunity that you could draw a big team and hopefully that will happen for us if we get through."

City built up a renowned cup pedigree under previous boss Phil Parkinson before Knight-Percival arrived at Valley Parade.

The defender admits he would love to taste a giant-killing himself and said: "It would be brilliant – for ourselves, for the town and for the club, so we are going to do all we can to win the game against Plymouth."

The win at Shrewsbury had extra significance for Knight-Percival, having previously skippered Town before joining City in the 2016 summer.

"I was very happy with the win as they are where they are because they have played well this season," he said.

"They have racked up a lot of wins and done really well, so to be able to come to my old club and pick up three points was a really good feeling."

Victory saw the Bantams make amends for one of their worst displays of last season in Shropshire when they lost 1-0.

Knight-Percival said: "We did say that last season this was maybe one of the few games where it didn't really look like we came and gave it that much, so that was disappointing for us to have to think that way.

"So for us to go here and put the work ethic in that we did and get the three points – we were really happy with that."

City must end a three-game losing streak at home to make the third-round draw and Knight-Percival admits he is mystified at their Valley Parade blues in contrast to their flying away form.

He said: "It is hard to say. It is not like we go into our home games looking to lose. It is just a case of us keeping our focus more.

"Sometimes when teams come to Valley Parade they play in a slightly different way and play a bit more defensive.

"That's for us to work on on the training ground so we can get those wins at home as well."