Crawley midfielder Josh Wright is looking forward to facing one of his former clubs, Bradford tonight.

The 31-year-old spent a season at Valley Parade during 2018-19 where he made 18 appearances and was appointed their skipper.

However, after being promised the captain’s armband when he signed, he was only given six weeks, and midway through the campaign was left out of the squad for 16 games, as Bradford were relegated from League One.

But Wright is relishing heading back to Valley Parade.

He said: “I know that part of the world very well having played there. So it will be good to go back there.

“It is a good place to play football, a great stadium all be it there will be no fans. But it is a great place to test ourselves as a team.

“But they are near us in the table and is one we come up against and really show us what we are about and one we can really look forward to.”

Wright has started the Reds’ last five games in midfield alongside Jake Hessenthaler, with Jake Hesketh having returned to his parent club Southampton after going off injured 21 minutes into their 1-1 draw against Walsall last month.

But Wright is enjoying forming a partnership with Hessenthaler in the middle of the park.

He said: “I have know Hess (Hessenthaler) for many years and that is the first time since I have been here that I have played alongside just him on his own.

“Obviously when Powelly (Jack Powell) came on it was the same because it has been three of us a lot, but then there is the odd occasion where one goes off it is a bit different. But I enjoyed it.”

Crawley’s game at home to Cheltenham, originally scheduled for Saturday, has been brought forward due to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral.

It will be played on Friday with a 6.30pm kick-off.