MARCUS Law has every chance of landing the Bradford (Park Avenue) gig permanently says owner Gareth Roberts.

The Horsfall outfit have suffered a torrid time at the start of this season.

After two 5-0 losses in a row, former Bradford City winger Garry Thompson was let go.

Law was appointed as interim manager to replace him and has since guided Avenue to their first point of the season.

His destiny is firmly in his own hands.

Roberts said: "If he does well, he’ll get the job. That’s usually the case.

"But there’s a lot to do and there’s probably a revamping of the squad that needs to be done.

"We’re going to be discussing that actively over the next few days, looking at the options and so on.

"I hate to lose games."

Avenue underwent a huge overhaul in the summer and the Bradford-born multimillionaire feels this latest 'spring-clean' needs to be focused in one particular area.

Roberts said: "Unfortunately we were led to believe that we would have a competitive squad this year, but I think that that’s not the case.

"We’ve got some great youngsters, but we need a few old heads, is the consensus.

"That’s what we're debating right now, what squad changes we might need to make to get where we want to be."

Where Avenue want to be, is a self-sustaining club that can eventually work their way up the leagues organically.

But expectations from supporters have been tempered after two unprecedented seasons of success under the stewardship of fans' favourite Mark Bower.

Admittedly, the former Bantams defender had Avenue punching above their weight.

Two successive play-off finishes though have meant Bower remains a fond figure in the hearts of the Horsfall faithful.

This led to rumours and reports emerging that he was to return to the fold following the sacking of Thompson.

But, Roberts admits Bower has not been considered yet and pledged his full support behind Law.

He said: "We want to see how Marcus does.

"He’s got an excellent track record and we’d like to see how he does over the next couple of weeks here with the squad.

"Mark hasn’t applied either for the job, so we have got quite a few resumes already in.

"We’ll take a look at that and other options as well, but if Mark’s interested, he needs to apply."

Laws next chance to impress comes this weekend, when Avenue travel to face 12th-placed Alfreton Town.

Their hosts are undefeated at home, but the visitors will hope to build on last weekend's comeback for a share of the spoils.