Swansea v Bradford: Key battles

  • Last Updated: February 20 2013, 10:51 GMT

Swansea approach the first major final in their history as massive favourites to overcome League Two Bradford.

Rangel: Takes on Hanson
Rangel: Takes on Hanson

Yet, in dumping Wigan, Arsenal and Aston Villa out of the competition, it can hardly be claimed the Bantams don't deserve their moment of glory and Michael Laudrup's men will need to be on their guard.

Here, we look at the key battles that may decide the outcome.

MICHU V CURTIS GOOD

Michu has been one of the signings of the season and a major reason why Swansea have built on last term's impressive performances. Good has to keep him quiet, with the 19-year-old signing an extension to his loan from Newcastle to allow him to play.

KYLE BARTLEY V ZAVON HINES

With Chico Flores likely to miss out through injury, 21-year-old Bartley is in line for a Wembley start. His task is crucial. Wolves boss Dean Saunders is amongst many who feel Hines is the best player in League Two and the winger will be a key outlet for Bradford.

ANGEL RANGEL V JAMES HANSON

One-time shelf stacker and toilet roll replacer at his local Co-op, Bradford-born Hanson is the epitome of what City have achieved. He also scored the goal that steered his team to Wembley and no-one will give more in the cause. Angel Rangel's background is somewhat more glamorous. But the Spaniard will have to work hard to block Bradford's main route to goal.


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