BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have put their faith in academy technical director Tom McStravick for the time being.

After interviewing at length for their vacant head coach position last week at Horsfall, the Northern Premier League Premier Division club are continuing discussions with their new potential head coach.

In a club statement, Avenue said: “These conversations are detailed and include hierarchy and organisational structure and processes.

“In the interim, as these talks continue, Tom McStravick has agreed to take interim responsibility for the first-team training and match days.

“We ask for your patience at this time and to throw your support behind Tom and the boys.”

Player/interim head coach Luca Havern left the club on Saturday, with Avenue currently locked in a relegation battle in the NPL Premier Division, just months after going down from National League North.