GEORGE Flanagan is still pinching himself after reaching 100 career tries.

“It is a proud moment for me and I didn’t think that I would get it so soon,” said the 31-year-old hooker, whose brace on Sunday against Keighley Cougars in their Betfred League One derby brought up the magic three figures.

Flanagan added: “John Kear mentioned it to me on the captain’s run, and he has been a massive part of my career.

“I had him at Batley for a couple of years and now he has brought me to my home-town club and I am just living the dream playing here.”

As for his 100th, the former Bulldogs and Dewsbury Rams player admitted: “I had to push as hard as I possibly could and it was a bit similar to the first try I scored at Keighley when I came on.

“Matty Garside went down the left-hand side and I pulled up on the inside and I had to bust a gut to get there.”

The win kept the Bulls in second place behind York City Knights, and both of their fates could be affected by the RFL’s extraordinary general meeting on Friday, September 14 at which a decision will be made on whether two clubs gain automatic promotion from Betfred League One or just one.

Flanagan said: “Our main aim was automatic promotion, but we are Bradford and we don’t do things the easy way do we? We like to take the hard route, but if we do we have good coaches and a good squad and I have every confidence that we will do it.”