Barnsley-born Jordan Clark was the hero who knocked Bradford City out of the EFL Cup in August – now he hopes to do the same again in the Emirates FA Cup this weekend.
Clark scored the winning penalty in the 11-10 shoot-out back in August which saw the Reds knock the League One side out of the EFL Cup.
Now the two meet again at Valley Parade with Clark keen to repeat his cup heroics and send Stanley into the second round of the Emirates FA Cup.
“We are going to a team from a higher division, a team who we have played already and know about and we have beaten them on penalties so we feel we are good enough to go there and win,” said the frontman, 23, who signed for the Reds in the summer.
“The pressure is off us a little bit as we are the underdogs and we have played better against higher-placed teams this season.
“Looking back to when we played them in the EFL Cup, I have never been in a penalty shoot-out before and to take two penalties was crazy and probably something that will never happen again in my career.
“It was nice to take the winning penalty and to win the game and we know, after all the success Bradford have had in the EFL Cup over the last few years, it will have hurt them to lose to us.
“They will be up for it but we are confident in ourselves and are determined to put in a performance to try and get into the next round.
“We know we haven’t scored enough goals recently and I need to play my part in that and score more goals and I have been working to get that into my game. I need to just show a bit more composure in front of goal.”
Clark, who has scored one Stanley goal against Chesterfield in the Checkatrade Trophy, admits he will have his own fanbase making the short trip to Valley Parade.
“I will have a few people asking for tickets as my family do just live down the road. I have played there when I was at Shrewsbury, it’s a big stadium, they have a lot of fans, it’s noisy but we will be going there to enjoy it – and win.”