BRADFORD (Park Avenue) could once again find themselves lacking bodies up front when they take to the pitch against Alfreton Town.

Avenue battled to a 0-0 draw with Chorley last time out after being plagued with injuries in forward positions so far this season.

Top scorer Oli Johnson, Adam Nowakowski, Brad Dockerty and Tabish Hussain are all doubts ahead of tomorrow's game.

'Floodlight gate' is another concern for Bradford who were unable to play Boston United during the week, and will kick off earlier again on Saturday (1pm), because of the issue.

Assistant manager Danny Boshell is confident his side can look past both problems like they did against the Magpies.

He said: "It (the floodlights issue) has been frustrating because you thought you were playing, but really it has been out of our hands.

"We have had a couple of little things that have disrupted us so far this season so we just have to get on with it.

"With the patched up team that we had, before the (Chorley) game if you had offered us a point then realistically I think we would have taken it.

"They (the players mentioned above) are going to be touch and go. There is a possibility none of them will be fit, we are light.

"We might get a body in around that area which we have been trying to resolve but it has been difficult."

The visitors boast a former Horsfall regular amongst their ranks. Conor Branson netted 12 goals in Park Avenue's 2018-19 playoff run before transferring to Altrincham.

After making just eight appearances, Billy Heath snapped him up and he has been plying his trade at North Street ever since.

Boshell knows all about Branson and is expecting his team to bring a difficult challenge.

"We signed Connor and he did great for us," the number two added.

"He is a fantastic lad and great to have in the dressing room. I am sure he will be good for Alfreton. We know his strengths so he is one to be aware of.

"You know what you are going to get from Bill Heath's sides. It is going to be tough battle.

"They are unbeaten too (this season). We will have the lads ready and prepared to go."

Despite, grassroots football halting, due to the second national lockdown, Mark Bower's men can continue their season thanks to the elite status of the Vanarama National League North.

"It is a funny one," said Boshell. "We can’t have fans in, the teams below us did, but they have to stop. It is all a bit strange.

"My son plays football and he had his last training session on Wednesday night. He is gutted because he has to stop.

"It is still pleasing that we can play and it gives the fans something to look forward too when they watch it through the stream."