Luton inspired by Bradford to make FA Cup history in Millwall clash
Scott Rendell says Luton are taking inspiration from the cup exploits of Bradford ahead of their FA Cup fifth-round tie.
Last Updated: 16/02/13 11:57am
The Bantams have knocked Premier League sides Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa en route to the Capital One Cup final.
Having eliminated Norwich in round four, Luton are lining up another prized scalp themselves as Millwall visit Kenilworth Road for a fifth-round tie on Saturday.
"They (Bradford) are an inspiration to us," said 26-year-old Rendell. "Look at the teams they have beaten. They went and beat Aston Villa over two legs. It proves that it can be done.
"It showed you can beat anyone on your day like we did against Norwich. We weren't massively outclassed against Norwich so the boys have nothing to fear against Millwall.
"There is definitely a feeling in the squad that we can pull off another shock. We have beaten Wolves at home, we beat Norwich away so why can't we beat Millwall here?"
Rendell, who scored Luton's winner against Norwich, insists the Hatters are not looking beyond tomorrow's game but he could not help voicing who his preferred opponents would be in a potential last-eight tie.
"I am a United fan so I'd love to play them in the next round," Rendell said. "If we do get past Millwall then I will be sitting on the edge of my seat to see if we draw United.
"My favourite memory of the FA Cup growing up was watching that Ryan Giggs semi-final goal against Arsenal. It was just a fantastic moment and it just gave me hope as a kid to emulate him and do something similar."