The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By Paddy von Behr

JAMES HAN­SON has now passed 300 ap­pear­ances for Brad­ford City and the tow­er­ing striker has Dean Win­dass’ record in the crosshairs for his next mile­stone.

The 28-year-old be­gan the week­end just two goals be­hind Ban­tams leg­end Win­dass in the all-time lead­ing scor­ers’ list (84 against 86).

Over­tak­ing Win­dass would see Han­son, who has spent his en­tire ca­reer at Val­ley Pa­rade, climb to third in that list.

“I’ll prob­a­bly over­take Deano sooner rather than later, but I don’t go into games think­ing about it,” he said.

“I just want to add more goals to my game and try to get on the end of crosses or set-pieces.

“We haven’t spo­ken for a while, but when I do bump into Deano he gives me a lot of ad­vice.

“He’s very com­pet­i­tive, but I’m sure he won’t mind me over­tak­ing him.

“At the same time, it has prob­a­bly taken me a few more years and he’ll def­i­nitely point that out.

“It was a proud mo­ment for me get­ting to 300 ap­pear­ances, but now it’s about kick­ing on and hope­fully try­ing to make 400. I have to stay in the team on merit and keep plug­ging away.”

CLOSE: James Han­son

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