DO NOT be surprised if Bradford Park Avenue have a ‘right’ go at home to Alfreton Town in National League North tomorrow.

It isn’t just that promotion-chasing Avenue want to get their last performance – a shabby 1-0 home defeat to bottom-of-the-table North Ferriby United on February 24 – out of their system.

It is that the right-sided trio of Wayne Brooksby (ankle), Mark Ross (hip) and Javan Vidal (hamstring) will be available for selection again for Avenue manager Mark Bower after what he says amounts to a “winter break” for his team.

Bower said: “That has been the main plus of the gap between matches and, with them all being right-sided players, it gives us more balance as a team.

“They are all important members of the squad. Wayne is our leading scorer, Mark can play centre back or right back and Javan can also fill several positions now that Dan Pybus has returned to Bradford City after his one-month loan spell finished.”

Pybus played in four of Avenue’s five matches in that time and Bower added: “Dan came to us to get more used to the physicality at our level and kept possession well, while using the ball tidily on what were good surfaces.

“But now that the pitches have got heavier, it could be that we need to play a more direct game with more long balls and that might suit other members of our squad more than Dan.”

Avenue are ninth, two places and four points outside the play-offs, and Bower is conscious that they need to put a good run of results together over their last ten games.

However, he is surprised that Alfreton are as low as 16th in the table, given how much money they spent last summer – but maybe that just backs up Bower’s belief about how tough a level the sixth tier is.

One development this week that will not faze the media savvy Bower is the launch of Avenue’s YouTube subscription channel, which will involve the manager, other club officials and players being interviewed on video rather than audio.