Bower Eyeing Big Finish To Avenue's Promotion Push

It's getting to the point in the season where slip-ups could have disastrous consequences.

That being said, Mark Bower won't let Bradford (Park Avenue)'s first defeat in eight rain on his parade.

After losing to fellow promotion rivals AFC Telford in midweek, Bower's men still boast an eight point cushion from eighth-placed Kidderminster Harriers.

Alfreton Town are the visitors at the Horsfall Stadium this Saturday and Bower is looking for a response.

"We'll get setbacks," he told the Telegraph & Argus. "That's what happens at this stage of the season, when you're playing a lot of games.

"You'll get a few bumps in the road as such and the better teams, the one's that are going to be successful, are the ones that bounce back quickly from that, so that's what we've got to do."

And Bower's ambitions don't simply stop at claiming a play-off place.

The manager believes his side could even gate-crash the top three dependant on their finish to the season.

"It's not just getting into the playoffs. Securing a points tally that we feel will get us in the top seven, that's going to be the first target.

"Then if things go really well and we can string a few results together again, who knows, you might even look at a top three spot."

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