Lawn, full of praise for the work ethic shown by Stuart McCall's side this season, said: "Zesh is very good at getting players to do stuff and get involved in the community. I can see why Stuart gave him the club captaincy.
"He does lots with the players off the pitch as well, which is important. That breeds the team spirit and the supporters respond to that."
Lawn added: "From being a Bradford City fan as a young lad, all you ever wanted was for your players to try.
"I knew you weren't going to get a Zola or Gazza - you didn't go to Valley Parade to see that. But what fans should expect is that northern working ethic."