ANOTHER weekend without Bradford (Park Avenue) in action calls for me to do something slightly different.

The 2020/21 season has been one of prosper and excitement for the Vanarama National League North team, and a big reason for that is their evergrowing prospects proving they have the potential to jump up the leagues someday.

Yes, the likes of Mark Ross, Nicky Clee and Luca Havern have all played a massive part in this too, but the club's youngsters have really stepped up to the plate.

I have highlighted five players you could easily see fitting into a league side in the near future.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Lewis Knight (22)

I had to start with the most obvious choice. Knight has been on fire this term, bagging 11 goals in only 15 outings.

Entering his third year at Horsfall, everybody could see he had bundles of ability with his pace setting him apart from many other forwards in the league.

The problem was his final product would often flatter to deceive. Albeit with chances limited out wide, Knight's finishing left a lot to be desired.

Now playing up top, he is on course to replicate Adam Boyes' and Jake Beesley's 20-goal hauls in those playoff finishes.

Not only has the striker's shooting come on leaps and bounds, his persisted attitude of going again after missing has also impressed.

It would come as no surprise if Knight was lining up in the EFL come late August.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Dan Atkinson (24)

After not being at a club for four years, many people wrote the ex-Leeds United goalkeeper off. Mark Bower didn't and brought in his former Guiseley stopper to fill a position which those before him had failed to lock down.

Atkinson has been a revelation. His vocal presence and shot stopping capabilities meant he even kept out now-Bradford City keeper Will Huffer.

An ever-present in the league, plenty of clubs may well be keeping a keen eye on the number one for the rest of the season.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Isaac Marriott (21)

In his first spell at Avenue, Marriott struggled to really get going. So much so, owners Huddersfield Town decided to ship him out to Warrington Town for the reminder of last season.

Having seen something in him though, Bradford snapped him up on a permanent deal upon his contract at the Terriers expiring, and what an acquisition he has been.

Now a crucial cog in Bower's team, calling Marriott a Duracell bunny would be doing him a disservice, his energy levels are in a different stratosphere.

The midfielder's finishing has been the only attribute off in 14 showings. Nevertheless, him and Knight are dead certs to attract interest.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Brad Dockerty (23)

Although a strike tally of two in 14 games may say otherwise, Dockerty is always a threat.

Pace, dribbling, and shooting are all assets of the left winger's game. He has even added the ability to track back too which is vital for forwards in the modern game.

If he can add a few more goals before May, Avenue could struggle to keep hold of him.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Regan Booty (22)

Six matches may not be the largest scale to judge a player on, but Booty seems a class above.

Usually the anchor man, his on the ball ability is for all to see. Although 15 years may separate him and Clee, the midfielder has matched his older statesman in the technical department thus far.

His Notts County days showed he could deal with the pressure of the National League, who knows he might go even further in the future.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Honourable mentions must go to Mitch Lund and Jake Hibbs (pictured).

Defender Lund (24) had a great start to the season before a lengthy injury hit, while Hibbs (24) has been a constant fixture either in the midfield or on that right hand side.