Bradford Park Avenue make the journey to Leicestershire to take on basement outfit Hinckley United tomorrow looking for the expected victory that will keep the bandwagon rolling.

Avenue’s midweek victories over Halifax Town and Harrogate Town, on Monday and Wednesday, moved them up the Blue Square Bet North table and back to the brink of the play-offs.

The six points was a massive haul given that both opponents were above Bradford, and very much unexpected.

That puts a different onus on Saturday's trip as rock-bottom Hinckley have lost 31 of their 35 league games and have a goal difference of minus 118.

They would have had six points from one win and three draws but they had three deducted for failure to pay football creditors.

The main threat to Avenue this weekend is complacency but if one man will prevent that it is Bradford boss John Deacey.

The manager has actively been playing down the chances of his club getting into the end-of-season extras.

Deacey’s modus operandi is to be the stalking horse. With a fair wind and an inside track, he has every chance of bringing that horse home into a placement finish.

The wins over their neighbours were ground out but after a season of exciting football, no-one would begrudge Avenue a few fortunate points.

After last night's win, press officer Lewis Sale admitted: “It was not a pretty game but then the pitch was not in its bet state after the recent weather.

"Harrogate will have been disappointed not to have come out of it with at least a draw.

“But we got an 88th-minute winner and the place went mental.”

Martin Drury was injured in Easter Monday’s 1-0 win at Halifax and missed last night's game so remains a doubt for the squad to face Hinckley.

Jordan Deacey and Ross Daly picked up knocks in the first half against Harrogate and were withdrawn at the break.

The pair of them are in contention as their substitutions were seen as more precautionary than enforced.

Matty James could also feature on Saturday after he was recalled from his loan spell at Farsley and came off the bench in midweek.

Nathan Hotte was given the captain’s armband last night following the departure of skipper James Knowles to Halifax just before the transfer deadline and vice-captain Drury’s absence though injury.

Tim Ryan was drafted in to boost Deacey’s minimalist squad just before last Thursday’s end of business.

The 39-year-old former Doncaster Rovers defender adds experience and he has played with different centre back partners in the last two games.

Ryan began against Halifax alongside Adam Clayton but when Drury was injured Clayton switched to left back. Hotte dropped back from midfield and kept that position against Harrogate.