JAKE Reeves hopes one special moment for Wimbledon will earn him immunity from any catcalls on his return to Kingsmeadow tomorrow.

Reeves and Dominic Poleon will both be back in familiar territory as the Bantams look to celebrate Christmas with a fifth away win on the bounce.

Midfielder Reeves enjoyed his time with the south London underdogs and made 128 appearances, including every minute of their first campaign in League One since the club were founded by supporters 15 years ago.

As the Valley Parade faithful will testify, he is not a regular on the scoresheet and scored just four goals for them.

But one of those etched his name in Wimbledon folklore, the opener in last March’s 2-0 win over hated rivals MK Dons.

And that should be the ticket to guarantee him a decent reception when he goes back there in City colours.

Reeves said: “It’s usually a bit mixed with former players. I’m hoping they’ll be good to me but I don’t know.

“I did win promotion with them and scored that MK Dons goal, though, so I think I’ve earned that.”

Reeves was also an integral part of staying up last season – which Wimbledon achieved fairly comfortably with a 15th-placed finish eight points above the drop zone.

They are now embroiled in another survival scrap and go into tomorrow’s game just one place off the bottom.

But Reeves knows they are the last team to panic about their plight and expects his old club to dig their way out of trouble.

“They’ve got a grit about them,” he added. “They’ve got some decent players and know how to win games of football.

“They lost a few early doors and that’s put them on the back foot a little bit. But I think they will be all right – I hope so.

“It’s only their second season in League One so they are always going to be a little bit up against it.

“I still keep in contact with some of the boys and staff. They are quite pleased in the way they have been playing but it’s going to be difficult for them with the way this league is.”

Wimbledon, who were thumped 4-0 at home by leaders Wigan last week, are used to having to do things the hard way.

Reeves said: “Even with the team that got out of League Two, we finished seventh and literally sneaked in the play-offs at the end.

“We were never up there challenging in League Two, let alone League One.

“So, the boys have had to do everything backs against the wall if you like. But that’s the way the club is built.

“It’s no different for them this season but they’ve got some intelligent footballers in there with good experience.”

And while City may average crowds of up to five times bigger than Wimbledon, Reeves expects a boisterous atmosphere to greet the best travellers in the division.

“The ground’s very tight and it’s a horrible place to go for away teams.

“It only holds about 5,500 when they pack it out but we had some good atmospheres down there. It was a tough place to go.

“Obviously playing there as a home player you didn’t really feel that. But I’m sure I’ll notice the difference going there with Bradford.

“Wimbledon have always got it in them to pull off a result, like when they won at Blackburn.

“It’s not as if they will sit there and hope for the best. They will have a go at you.”