They may have been crushed by Swansea in the League Cup Final, but that won't stop Bradford players from looking toward another Wembley journey in May.
It was an afternoon to forget for Bradford keeper Matt Duke, who after conceding three goals, was sent off after bringing Jonathan de Guzman down in the box to give away a penalty, and Swansea went on to seal a 5-0 victory over to end the Bantams' fairytale run in the competition.
However not one to dwell on the past, Duke would love to see Bradford back at Wembley in May in the playoffs, if not for the players then for the fans who showed them terrific support on their surprising cup run.
The Bradford keeper said after the game: "[Sunday was] a massive disappointment. But when we come to reflect on this in a couple of days or at the end of the season, or even in a couple of years' time we'll appreciate what a fantastic achievement it was.
"Hopefully the fans have had a great day and no matter about the result that they've enjoyed it.
"Fingers crossed we'll be coming back in May to give them another great day.
"If we have a good run between now and the end of the season there's no reason why we can't get back in the play-offs."
Bradford boss Phil Parkinson felt that Duke's Red Card was very harsh given the scoreline by which Swansea led not to mention the occasion at hand and Duke himself felt that, although it was a clear penalty, referees often fail to show enough common sense.
"It's a penalty clearly, but he'd knocked it wide for a goalkick and it wasn't my second (offence)," Duke added.
"So it was a bit harsh, but one of those things. Referees can't show common sense now, they've got to stick to the letter of the law.
"If he thinks I'm last man then so be it. It's very disappointing, but it can't take away from what has been a fantastic achievement by this side.
"Credit to the lads for what they've done in the previous rounds and credit to Swansea as well for their performance today, it just shows what a great side they are.
"But it's down to our league form now for us and we've got to get back on track with that."
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