MARK Bower says he plans to freshen up his table-topping Bradford (Park Avenue) side as they look to add to their festive cheer this weekend.

Avenue extended their lead at the top of Vanarama National League North to three points following a commanding 5-1 win at Guiseley on Boxing Day.

Bower's men now hope to guard against any potential complacency when they travel to 11th-placed Boston United tomorrow.

Avenue have a clean bill of health for the weekend clash. Centre back Luca Havern will not start his three-match ban for his straight red card against Guiseley until his side's league clash at Stockport County on Saturday, January 5.

But Bower says there is no title talk in his side's dressing room as they continue to lead the way and both players and supporters alike are enjoying their recent run.

He says he has been especially pleased with the manner of his side's two victories over Christmas, as their dominant victory over the Lions followed them grinding out a 1-0 home win over Hereford last Saturday.

Bower says Boston will be a tough test for Avenue tomorrow, but one they will be ready for.

He said: "Boston is a tough place to go, we've not had much luck there.

"They can beat anyone on their day. They have had an up and down season so far, but they have the quality there. We know what they are about and we will respect them, but impose ourselves on them.

"I have never really set any targets of how we will get on. Being top is not something that is being talked about in our dressing room. We will take each game as it comes.

"The lads are enjoying playing with each other. The lads in the team know that there are other players that can come in and replace them. It keeps them on their toes and keeps their standards up.

"Everyone in the squad has played their part.

"The temptation is when you play really well is to play the same team for the next game, but that can give you a problem further down the line. I have players I can trust in my squad to come in and do a job.

"It was good to take four players off, if you include Luca in that as well, and rest them, with 25 to 30 minutes left, against Guiseley on Boxing Day.

"At the minute we are grinding out results. We will just keep going, it's enjoyable for the lads to be playing and enjoyable for the supporters, who knows where we will end up.

"Guiseley was an enjoyable win for us, we had a big lead early on. It was a strange feeling for the last few minutes."