Bower: Park Avenue Look Forward To Yorkshire Derby

Bradford Park Avenue boss Mark Bower says he and his players can't wait to face York City.

The two sides were two divisions apart just two years ago now Avenue are currently a point ahead, writes Tom Feaheny.

“We look forward to it, it is a great game and a good occasion for us, it will test us and we are up for that challenge," Bower said.

"They are a massive club to be playing at this level and were a Football League club only two seasons ago.

"We have thrived at some of the bigger grounds this season and I’m sure our players will enjoy the bigger stage on Saturday and produce a performance to match."

Avenue were defeated last time out against Spennymoor Town with Bower calling for an improvement on their performance.

“I thought the first-half we let them dictate the tempo of the game and although we improved in the second-half, you can’t let that happen,” Bower said.

“You could see the improvement, we had the wind behind us and got going but to then go 2-0 down left us with a lot to do.

“We’ve conceded from a set-piece again and that was disappointing after the goal we conceded against Curzon.

“That is something we will work on this week, we can’t let it happen again.”

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