BRADFORD boss Gary Bowyer believes the appointment of Keith Hill and David Flitcroft will get the UniBol rocking again.

After his side nudged a penalty shootout victory against a young Bolton team on Tuesday night, Bowyer paid tribute to the atmosphere created by 9,000 home fans - by far ans away the biggest gate in the competition.

“It was a privilege to be involved because it became a wonderful occasion for a fantastic football club,” he said. “You saw the importance of what a football club means to a community after last week’s sad news with Bury.

“I know Keith Hill and David Flitcroft well and with the appointment of the two of them, and the brand of football they play, this place is going to be rocking.”

Bowyer admits some of his own younger players were caught up in the emotion of the night - which was a far cry from the usual atmospheres in the much-maligned cup competition.

“Once the referee knocked on the door and told us kick-off was going to be delayed, you knew how the game was potentially going to be,” he said.

“The occasion caught out a few of our younger lads, if I’m being honest. It wasn’t your normal type of game when you get about 500 people.

“I told them to settle down at half-time and play the game, not the occasion. They just had to relax.”