MATTY Lund has an extra incentive to finish City’s season well – by helping save his old club Rochdale from the drop.

Charlie Wyke’s late equaliser at Spotland made it three games unbeaten for the Bantams, although they are still nine points off the top six.

They now face two more relegation battlers in a trio of Valley Parade outings, MK Dons tomorrow night and then Walsall next week.

And midfielder Lund hopes to take advantage of their home run – and give Rochdale a boost in the process by beating a couple of their survival rivals.

He said: “Hopefully Rochdale stay up. It’s a great club and I loved playing there.

“The fans were brilliant and hopefully they appreciated what I did there during one of the best times in the club’s history.

“I told one of their coaches afterwards that we’ll try to do them a favour by winning the games coming up and we had a bit of a laugh about it.

“Rochdale have got quality in their team and I don’t think they deserve to go down.”

But Lund could sense the nerves kicking in before a blunder from home keeper Josh Lillis gifted Wyke his 16th goal of the season.

He reckons City can take advantage of similar butterflies from the Dons, who yesterday parted company with boss Dan Micciche.

The former academy coach had only been at the helm since January and Keith Millen will take charge for the rest of the season, with their relegation from League One likely to be confirmed if they lose at Valley Parade.

“When you are down there, you start getting a little bit nervous and panicky,” added Northern Ireland international Lund.

“You could tell that with Rochdale who started dropping off us because they’ve conceded a few late goals recently, so I thought we would get a chance.

“They are fighting for their lives like the other teams we’ve got to come. We’ve got to be up for the fight and show what we’re about.”

Wyke has netted in successive games and both goals have come from reacting to goalkeeper mistakes.

Lund said: “I’m sure he won’t be watching the replay because it wasn’t anything special but a goal’s a goal for him.

“Everyone has got to chip in but Chas is a huge part of the team and it’s good for all of us to see him scoring.

“The key point is we’re not getting beaten and we need to keep that up.”

Callum Guy could be in contention to return tomorrow after missing Saturday’s draw with a slight knee injury.

Romain Vincelot took the youngster’s place in midfield but Grayson kept Tony McMahon as his skipper.

He said: “Tony deserved to be captain again but sometimes it’s down to a bit of superstition because we won the last game with him.

“But it doesn’t matter who’s captain for me. It’s nice to have the armband and go in and see the referee but all of them out there should be leaders and captains.”

The City boss was pleased to see his side stick at it and claim their first away point – and goal – since his first game in charge at Charlton on February 13.

“You get games at the end of the season when you’re a goal down away from home and teams will just accept and take the 1-0,” he said.

“But we didn’t. We earned the right to get that point.

“We’ve got to keep that going now to the end of the season. You never know what’s around the corner with anything.

“We’ve got to show the same sort of attitude, application and desire but hopefully add a bit more confidence and play better when we get the ball.”