TONY McMahon expects another travelling invasion to roar the Bantams closer to the play-offs at Bury on Saturday.

City took a whopping 3,489 following to Gigg Lane in the FA Cup last season – more than half of the 6,962 attendance.

The defender anticipates the claret and amber army will be out in force for a similar show of strength this weekend.

McMahon said: "I've never experienced anything like that before when we've had our fans at both ends. It was brilliant.

"But everywhere we go we've had that big support. We can't thank them enough. They make it feel like a home game because our fans out-sing the others.

"Coventry was a good example last month. It looked like we had more than them because their fans were all spread out and we had one big group. It certainly sounded like there were more of our fans than theirs."

With the three remaining away games – Bury, Sheffield United and Rochdale – all within an hour's radius of Bradford, City can be sure they will be backed to the hilt in the fight to cement a top-six finish.

McMahon said: "They've travelled in their numbers all season. Even miles away to somewhere like MK Dons on a Tuesday night, we've had a massive following.

"We know that will continue in the rest of the games and there will be big crowds right behind us. We can't thank them enough.

"Obviously the club are doing the big season-ticket campaign as well and we'll hopefully get 20,000 at home next season. It's brilliant how it's gone. Hopefully we can reward that support and give them something to shout about."

City have been in a League One play-off place for nearly eight months since winning at stadium:mk in the third game of the season.

McMahon is determined all that hard work will not be jeopardised over the closing weeks and said: "We've been up there most of the season, so everyone's expecting us to finish in the play-offs.

"We're in a good place but you can't take anything for granted or get complacent. People are chasing us.

"But we can't look too far ahead or worry about what others are doing. This is the business end of the season now and we've got five massive games.

"Last year we were the chasers, we came out of the pack. You saw a couple of teams fall away, Gillingham for example. They were right up there and then dropped out. So we've got to keep concentrating and make sure we finish well.

"We've been right in the mix throughout the season, playing well and being consistent. Yes, we've lost a few games and drawn more than we should, but we've deserved to be up there and we're enjoying it.

"We've just got to keep our form going, get over the line and see where we end up."