LEE Fowler says Bradford (Park Avenue) are beginning to change their fortunes slowly but surely and hopes to bring in fresh faces to add experience to his side.

Avenue remain second-from-bottom of Vanarama National League North, with just five points from their opening 10 games.

But assistant Fowler says he can see the green shoots of recovery in place as he and interim manager Marcus Law look to steer their side up the table. This follows a 2-1 defeat at Boston United last weekend, Bradley Dockerty grabbing his side's consolation.

Former Huddersfield Town and Coventry City midfielder Fowler hopes they can add four new additions to their squad ahead of the visit of fourth-from-bottom Spennymoor Town to Horsfall Stadium tomorrow (3pm kick-off).

Fowler said: "The minimum we expect is hard work. We want them to play with freedom.

"We are being more competitive in games. We are creating chances.

"It's getting better, but it still needs to be a lot better. We are asking a lot of the players, we need to. They are a young group.

"They are doing well and playing good football. It's turning slowly.

"We need a little bit more Conference North know-how. It reminds me of my time at Nuneaton, I had a lot of academy players there. We need that experience to kick on.

"We didn't have a pre-season. We need to give the players short, sharp sessions in training. We need to make it fun too. They are taking it all on board. We are still looking to bring in new players. We want to get square pegs in square holes.

"We want a settled team, not fill gaps.

"We had two great chances that fell to Cressy (Ryan Cresswell) at Boston. If they had fallen to a striker, we would have had two goals. Boston had two shots on target and scored two goals."

Fowler also hopes his side can add some firepower to their ranks as they face a difficult test this weekend.

He added: "Spennymoor had a good result against Blyth in midweek, winning 5-0, they will be full of confidence. They have not really clicked into gear yet. They have a threat from the back with set pieces. It will be a tough game."

Fowler also paid tribute to former Aston Villa trainee Riccardo Calder who has made an immediate impact since joined the club last month.

Fowler said: "He is a very, very good footballer.

"He has scored one and set up three for us. He is buying into everything we have done.

"We have some good players at the club. We have a decent defence and a good midfield and just need to add more up front."