IT’S a proud feeling to see your son playing for a club you have such history with.

Bradford will always be a big part of my life, so seeing Luke getting the opportunity to play at Valley Parade means a lot. Although it can be nerve-wracking as well as a parent, particularly when he’s a defender.

He’s got a good head on his shoulders. Luke’s game understanding is very good, he’s got a football brain.

I was a flair player, my job was to score goals and make them. It’s completely different from him – he’s out there to prevent them.

But he’s very much a team player and will do any job asked of him. He’s unselfish in that way.

It shows some trust on Stuart’s part that he knows he can throw him in. Luke is a conscientious professional and good to have around the camp.

I like to think he’s a decent role model for the younger ones than him because he has got good habits – certainly better than I had.

He’s been brought up well by his mother!

Luke is focused. It’s an opportunity for him, albeit up to January, but between now and then there are a lot of games.

Let’s see what happens in the forthcoming months. But he’s gone in there and I don’t think he’s let anyone down.

He’s not going to beat three or four men and put a ball in the top corner. He’s a good, solid professional, steady away.

He can also play in other positions – left back, holding midfielder – because he’s got a good knowledge of the game. It’s important to have people who are versatile in your squad.

If I was a manager, you’d want players like that willing to do whatever you ask and not posing problems.