IT IS ten years to the day that Nicky Law made his City debut.

The midfielder, 19 at the time, began his loan spell from Sheffield United with a 2-1 defeat at MK Dons.

A decade on, he is preparing to return to the ground where he has since twice been a winner in claret and amber.

“They were a good side at the time with Keith Andrews and people like that,” he recalled. “They were a good passing team.”

Republic of Ireland international Andrews got the opening goal, Danny Swailes making it two before Barry Conlon’s consolation penalty.

But memories have improved since October 2007 and Law played a key role in a City success by the same score last season. The Bantams have in fact won their last three league visits.

Law said: “It’s a really nice pitch, absolutely massive, so you get more space to play. It’s bigger than ours.

“It’s an impressive stadium with nice facilities and it’s probably a game that a lot of teams enjoy. It’s one of the best places in our league.”

For Law, who dropped to the bench last week in favour of Paul Taylor, MK Dons will present a different challenge to the physical battles City have faced in recent weeks.

“We’ve had quite a lot of them lately when the opposition are in your face and it’s tough.

“Doncaster, Rotherham, and away at Northampton weren’t great games. But the good thing for us is that we’ve managed to win them.

“We’ve probably played a lot better at this stage last year but we’ve got more points now. You’d take that every day.

“It’s never going to be easy in this league, especially with us being one of the sides up there at the minute.

“But I think you’ll see more football at Milton Keynes because there is more space. They try to play themselves – but we won’t be complaining if it isn’t a great game and we’re going back up the road with another three points.”

Josh Cullen scored his only City goal there in the win 14 months ago, Billy Clarke adding a second in a 2-1 win.

Boss Stuart McCall said: “I’ve done all right at MK Dons over the years. I remember winning in the FA Cup there against Paul Ince’s team and obviously got a good result last season.

“We came under pressure late on but we were struggling with bodies at the time. We couldn’t name a full bench and Billy had to play up front on his own.”