BRADFORD (Park Avenue)’s Mitch Lund has stressed that his side must build on their shock win over Chester when they visit Vanarama National League North favourites King’s Lynn Town tonight.

The defender was man-of-the-match as Avenue beat the play-off contending Blues 2-1 at Horsfall on Saturday.

Lund started at centre half, replacing the departed Liam Hughes, and seemed to form a solid partnership with the experienced Billy Priestley. 

The 23-year-old defended relentlessly to fend off a strong Chester attack who have netted a huge 62 goals already this campaign, the second highest in the division.

Lund is now confident that his team have a chance against second-placed Town if they can replicate their last performance. 

The former Doncaster Rovers man also wants to prove to manager Mark Bower that he has what it takes to have a prolonged run in the starting 11.

He said: “We are hoping to take the momentum on and keep it going to see how many points we can get. It is massive (the King’s Lynn game). We have showed that we can do it so we just need to carry it on.

“I have played there before (at centre half). Wherever the gaffer wants to put me I will try my hardest. 

“It is the same tactic for each game to try and get tight to my man. As a defender, my job is to make sure they don’t score and that is what I try to do.

“I have been in and out. Sometimes because of injuries, other times because of the manager’s choice. Every time I have played, I have done well so I have just got to get the games under my belt.”

The basement side earned only their fourth victory of the season against Chester, providing fans hope of what would be a remarkable turnaround if survival is achieved.

Lund credits his teammates' great attitude for not letting Chester's equaliser faze them.

He said: “It was a great performance from everyone. We had a couple of weeks off and we have been ticking over. 
“It is always a great bonus to go in a goal ahead. They scored a corner where we were sloppy but we bounced back and scored another.”