Scott Loach's love affair with the City fans has left him lost for words.
Saturday's trip to Adams Park marks the young keeper's final game of his loan before going back to Watford.
Loach has relished every minute of his time with Stuart McCall's side. But he has reserved special praise for the supporters who have backed him since his debut in January.
"I'm speechless with their reaction," he admitted. "The fans have welcomed me with open arms and supported me all the way.
"I will really miss walking out in front of 14,000 people every other week. Watford only just get that now and again.
"I will be sad to leave - if anything, my time here has gone too quickly.
"The atmosphere has been fantastic and this club really is a sleeping giant. I'm sure the fans will help them go higher next season."
Whether Loach, who won the T&A's most consistent player trophy, is back again in August is anyone's guess. The keeper, certainly, knows nothing about it.
But if this is his farewell, Loach will leave with fond memories.
"I'm only 19 so it's been good of Bradford to give me the games and I think it's benefited Watford more than anyone. Overall they are very pleased.
"I don't know what's going to happen next season - it all really depends on Watford and what they are thinking.
"If I'm back here next year, that would be great. I'd be happy to play.
"If I'm at Watford, then hopefully I will be pushing for a first-team place.
"But if I'm only going back to play for the reserves again, I would bite their hands off to come back here. It's hard to explain but when you start playing at a proper level - no matter whether it's Championship or League Two - you just want to be out there and involved week in, week out.
If Iím at Watford, then hopefully I will be pushing for a first-team place. But if Iím only going back to play for the reserves again, I would bite their hands off to come back here
"Bradford have given me that opportunity and it's been a really good start for hopefully a good career to come."
Loach has an added incentive to impress against Wycombe because Watford goalkeeping coach Alec Chamberlain will be in the crowd.
The home side will again be resting half a team to prepare for the start of the play-offs next week. And McCall will also use the chance to give a few youngsters an outing after the squad-culling.
But Loach insists he will not be easing off the pedal and would love to bow out with a clean sheet and victory.
"From the moment I got here, the lads knew we could never really get to the play-offs but every game we've gone out and given our all and it will be the same tomorrow."
And Loach will take extra care to check his rear-view mirror after he was caught out by Aaron Wilbraham rolling the ball out against MK Dons.
He laughed: "It was a total lapse of concentration and I didn't think to look. I won't do it again.
"Lucky enough, I reacted and didn't give him much time to shoot but as soon as I saw the ball bounce back off the bar, I just wanted to get rid of it as quickly as possible."
I know we don't get massive crowds compared to most but that is a little harsh!
Mind you maybe he has had such a good time of things at Bradford its meant not taking any great notice of us (well he probably hasn't bothered in recent weeks!)
Sounds like its 1st team next season or out for him...
since when have bradford got bigger crowds than us
Probably a reaction to the reality of returning to the Vic where everything less than a World Cup winning performance will be greeted by Boos and Jeers !
Drugs may lead to nowhere, but at least it's the scenic route.
Didn't Bradford give away quite a few free season tickets to get the crowds up!? They were either free or a very nominal fee!
Originally Posted by rowwseat 80
I guess when he returns here & finds himself playing for the reserves he won't have 14,000 standing behind him...so fair point, maybe someone should send him a comp or two for a first team game
I remember going to Valley Parade to see us for a grim midweek game which we lost, which was free to get in.
Originally Posted by Bubble
He's saying all the right things in case it doesn't work out back here. Clever boy.
Damned if you do, damned if you don't
Sounds pretty similar to what Sir Ben Foster was saying at the end of last year - whats the problem?
It could have been much worse - he didn't mention the WFC m 0 n g s, window lickers, wig wearers, vegetable holding, thunderstix clapping, moaning, whining canuting canut fans who wouldn't recognise a good keeper if it slapped them in the face like Richard Lee flapping for a cross.
Scott Loach - sold by the end of next season to pay the wages of the likes of Kabba, Ellington and of course Mark (arfur daley) Ashton.
Fair play, his admiration of the Bradford fans is commendable. I hope we can secure his services before the big guns start sending us offers