BRADFORD (Park Avenue) midfielder Nicky Clee believes his side’s fate will be decided by their own actions for the remainder of the season.

Avenue stare down the barrel of relegation from the Vanarama National League North, sitting effectively 12 points away from 20th placed Curzon Ashton with a goal difference of -51.

However, Bradford halted their six-match losing run with a 1-1 draw at Hereford last time out in a game where they could have easily captured the victory if they hadn't spurned so many opportunities.

Avenue could do with results elsewhere at the bottom going for them but Clee insists the prospect of a great escape remains in their own hands.

He said: "It is going to be hard because any team who are playing Bradford will think they are going to win and they are not going to feel sorry for us.

"We have given away silly goals so as long as we stop doing that and put away our opportunities, we still have a good chance.

"It is up to us to take it one game at a time, we have got a tough couple of games coming up now.

"Brackley at home (on Saturday), who beat us 8-0 at their place earlier in the season, Altrincham away, who we have already beaten, but I don’t think they have lost at home this season so we will try get the most we can out of each game.

"Hopefully we will be all right come the end of the season but it is in our hands, we have just got to start winning games."

The 36-year-old became reunited with Mark Bower in December after leaving for Betvictor Northern Premier League side Ashton United in the summer.

Previously Clee, who is now operating as a central midfield after playing left midfield and full back, had a successful two-year spell at Bradford, joining the club from Altrincham in 2017.

The left-foot magician has always been a favourite among the Avenue faithful with his technical ability and leadership traits.

Bower handed the armband to his trusty number 11 when Keith Lowe departed the club for Kidderminster a fortnight ago and Clee has gone from strength to strength, bagging two goals in as many games since.

However, the non-league veteran doesn't see himself as a renowned goalscorer but wants to use his experience to help guide his younger team-mates.

He said: "It is the first two in two I have had in a very long while.

"I am the sort of player who likes to create things and make things happen for other people.

"I will always look for someone else to score rather than myself, but it is always nice to score goals."

Clee added: "I like the people and the management here.

"I wasn’t here at the start of the season so I don’t know what team was put out there but I know the 15 lads there will work for each other.

"It is nice to be asked to be captain and I will always try lead on the pitch whether I am captain or not.

"Hopefully they will look up to me, I have played a lot of games at this level and I know what it takes to win.

"I always take things on board, they all listen to me and know what I am about - hopefully they can take things on board from this old man."

If Avenue want to avoid relegation, it is clear that the reliable Clee will have to continue his assist-making and goalscoring recent run of form.