NICKY Law is determined to ensure Plymouth don’t spoil the Parade again tomorrow.

The division’s bottom side take the long road north again for their second visit in three weeks as City have an early opportunity to make amends for last time.

Argyle inflicted one of three successive home defeats with a classic smash-and-grab victory, Jake Jervis netting on a rare counter and then absorbing constant Bantams pressure.

Law is hoping the FA Cup clash will be very different to that stifling encounter.

He said: “I don’t know if they’ll do the same thing. I hope not – we don’t want a replay!

“Maybe they will change their side and their approach. It’s difficult to say how they view the FA Cup.

“Plymouth came and did a job last time. They rode their luck a bit, we hit the bar on a couple of occasions and the keeper made some good saves.

“Unfortunately, Macca (Tony McMahon) missed his penalty. I’m convinced if he could have scored that, we would probably have gone on and won that game.

“There was enough time left but unfortunately it just didn’t happen for us.”

Law, who was born in Plymouth when dad and former City boss Nicky played for them, is still looking to reach round three for the first time in his career. It is eight years since he last reached the second stage with Rotherham.

An obstinate green wall stands in his way and the midfielder expects the Bantams to have their work cut out again as they look for a way through.

Plymouth were beaten 1-0 at Portsmouth last weekend but had kept clean sheets in four of the previous six games.

“It’s how they play,” added Law. “Apart from Lionel Ainsworth on the right, they must have all been six-foot plus in that team against us.

“Every single one of them was huge but we knew to expect that. They’d played that way for the five or six games before then so when they came up here, it went exactly how the manager said it would.

“That’s why we set up the way we did that game, playing with a kind of box rather than an out-and-out winger.

“Gilly (Alex Gilliead) did really well when he came on. But you saw every cross that came in was just getting headed out and cleared away.

“So we tried to look to get in spaces and create. But even that was difficult because of how deep they were.

“They had a back four and there were three sitters playing in front. There was literally no space.”

Law sees Plymouth’s quick return as the perfect opportunity for redemption from an afternoon that still grates.

“When Macca missed that penalty, I got the feeling that it certainly wasn’t going to be our day. It was just one of those when the ball wouldn’t go in," he said.

“What was so disappointing was that with their one attack, they scored – and that just made it even more difficult for us.

“But now we’ve got this chance to put it right and hopefully we can do that.

“We’ve generally had a good record against the teams that have come up this year and we want to be in the hat for that third round.

“Anything can happen then when the big boys come in and I’d love for us to be a part of that. As long as it’s not somewhere like Exeter or Yeovil away!”