YOU won’t find many teams with a more consistent record than Cheltenham.

Michael Duff’s side have demonstrated no sign of a hangover after the bitter disappointment of losing in the promotion play-offs.

The 3-0 home defeat to Northampton in June – having won the first leg 2-0 away – could have knocked the stuffing out of the Robins.

But they have just carried on where they left off to be sitting pretty in second spot behind League Two frontrunners Newport.

Cheltenham’s loss against the Cobblers was one of only eight out of the 36 games they have played in 2020.

Saturday’s win over League One Crewe in the FA Cup second round stretched their current unbeaten run to six in all competitions.

They have kept 11 clean sheets this season and have only failed to score once.

It is an impressive form guide to put up against an opponent in such brittle form as the Bantams.

George Lloyd’s diving header in extra-time saw off Crewe to maintain Cheltenham’s momentum and Duff has no qualms about playing the added period on top of the hectic league schedule.

He said: “If you'd have lost you'd be a bit frustrated. There are lots of games coming, but that's the way it is.

“There is no point moaning about it or telling the players how tired they are because the next thing you know they'll be feeling tired, so we just crack on.

“It’s obviously pleasing to beat a team from the league above us. I thought we were very good - that’s the best we’ve been for a while.”

But Duff will take nothing for granted at Valley Parade tonight, despite the contrasting fortunes of the two teams.

"If you look at the teams we've lost to in the league this season they've all been in and around where Bradford are," he warned.

"The games we've lost we might not have expected to before in terms of the bookies' odds. It doesn't work like that.

"They are on a tough run, but we'll need to go there and deliver a strong performance.

"We were good there last year and only drew, so they have good players, who have played higher.

"We have to make sure we don't show them any signs of encouragement and start the game well.

"They are a big club. Everything about them is more than League Two, but they are currently in League Two so you have to deal with that.

"Stuart McCall knows them and the level better than I do. He's been around it and is experienced enough to know, so he's a good manager and knows what he's doing.

"He won't be under any illusions about what's expected of them. We need to be aware of the wounded animal."