IT should be a proud moment for one Bradford (Park Avenue) player today against Chester.

Weather permitting, captain Luca Havern will make his 100th appearance in the green and white.

The central defender has collated the number over two different spells (2017-19 and 2020-) and recalled his best memories to the Telegraph & Argus.

Havern said: "Winning at Kidderminster, when no one gave us a chance, (to finish in the playoffs). We were first at Christmas too.

"I didn’t realise I had played that many. It is a good achievement."

Many of those games have been played alongside best buddy Mark Ross, and the sturdy management team of Mark Bower, Danny Boshell and Ryan Toulson.

On the quartet's impact, the 32-year-old added: "Last time we signed I introduced him (Ross) but this time we said we come as a pair. We have been playing centre back together and it has been great.

"I played with Bosh at Stockport so that was the main reason to coming over to Bradford in the first place.

"We had such a good time in those two years (finishing in the playoffs twice). How it ended with the issues with the club, I was gutted to leave like a lot of the other lads. I was never going to stay if Bows and Bosh were not there.

"Even this year my decision to come back was fully based on the management team. I dropped down a division for a year at Ashton and it did not really work out.

"I thought with everything going on with Covid I just wanted to enjoy it. The first opportunity I had to come back, I jumped at it."

Havern re-joined the club in July and has not looked back, starring 13 times and bagging a goal for his efforts.

Currently sitting in 15th, only five points separate Bradford from a playoff spot in this crazy season. The skipper thinks the sky's the limit for this young squad.

"Last time, there was a lot of lads in similar positions in terms of experience but this time it is a younger squad.

"When Bows told me he wanted me to be captain, I was even more buzzing to be back.

"I am really enjoying being around the younger lads and giving advice where I can. They are keeping me on my toes, training is a lot sharper than the last time I was here.

"The young lads don’t know how good they are. Some of the results we have had this year going toe-to-toe with full time teams like York and Gloucester.

"If we can add a bit consistence, we can go further than just stay in the league."

On today's match, Havern said: "We played Chester in the FA Trophy (lost 3-1) and they are a good team.

"They are going well in the league (sit second) but, on our day, at home we can match anyone."