MARK Bower wants to return to that “special” winning feeling at home to Nuneaton after a loss which he describes as bizarre.

Bradford (Park Avenue) were defeated 3-0 by play-off chasing Kidderminster Harriers last weekend.

But Bower believes the score isn’t a fair reflection of the game.

He said: “It’s hard to explain and it’s a bit bizarre really.

“I’ve been to Kidderminster quite a few times over the last few years, but I’ve never been and had so much possession, so many shots, so many corners, so many attacks, so many chances.”

Avenue are among the top scorers in the division, but Bower wants his side to be more clinical.

Their focus - both offensively and and in particular defensively - will be on set-pieces.

Bower said: “We’ve been really good from set-pieces all season.

“We’ve scored from a lot and, up until the last six weeks, not conceded too many, but it’s just something that’s crept in.

“I listen to other managers in the league and there seems to be a lot more emphasis on games being a bit more frustrating and scrappy and a bigger emphasis on set-pieces and scoring and trying not to concede from them.”

Avenue are now without a win in four and Bower and his players are determined to rectify that in their next game against bottom-of-the-table Nuneaton tomorrow.

Bower said: “At this time of year, winning games is massive and that feeling after winning a game that’s important is special and we want to have that feeling on Saturday at five o’clock.”

Their brief slump has left them just five points ahead of eighth place, but Bower’s focus remains on the weekend and a Nuneaton side who he says should not be underestimated.

Bower added: “People will look at it and expect us to win.

“It gives us an opportunity to get three points on the board and if we do that then it strengthens our position, that’s all we can focus on.

“I’m not going to lie, you’re looking at other results when teams are playing and you’re not in midweek and hoping that they slip-up.

“But if we don’t take care of our own business it’ll be irrelevant what everyone else does.

“So first and foremost is getting three points on Saturday and seeing where that leaves us.

“It won’t be anything like as easy as what it may look from the outside.

“Only two weeks ago they won 4-0 at FC United. Any team that wins 4-0 away from home in this league is deserving of the utmost respect.

“They only lost to an injury time goal against play-off chasing Chester, last weekend.

“So this is going to be a really tough game, if we don’t approach it in the right manner.

“If we’re not prepared for it, if we don’t go about our business right and work hard and do the basics well, then we can be left possibly embarrassed.”