BRADFORD Town manager Danny Greaves says his troops are well on course to complete another record-breaking season at Trowbridge Road.

Last term, in his first year at the club, Greaves steered the Toolstation League Premier Division side to their highest-ever league finish, where they claimed fifth place.

This year, following their late 1-0 win over Wellington at the weekend, the Bobcats are 11 points better off than they were 12 months ago and currently occupy third with just one defeat on their record.

While they are in a better position, Greaves says there is still plenty to do, as they face the other three teams in the top four in the second half of the season, starting with local rivals Melksham Town.

Last season Bradford fell to defeat both times at the hand of Melksham, but Greaves will refuse to let any sort of negative result potentially derail a stellar start to the campaign.

“It’s on Boxing Day and is an early kick-off. We lost to Melksham twice last year and they are obviously a big rival of ours,” he said.

“We were disappointed with the results (last year) in both games we had a man sent off and I think we were probably the better side until them.

“We don’t put too much pressure on the result. Last year, we had a lot of new boys and a lot of local boys so the games against Melksham were massive.

“It was a talking point for two months leading up to the game. This year we have been a lot more focussed, so it’s only been this week the talk has started.

“It is just another game. We want to keep challenging at the top and if we are going to do that we are going to have to take points from those games.”

With the Melksham fixture looming and signing off 2017, Greaves has taken time to reflect on the season so far, and believes a couple of tweaks have reaped huge rewards for the club.

“I said at the start of the season that in everything we do this season, we want to try and better last year,” added the manager, who saw Sam Jordan's goal down Wellington.

“It’s a different approach from me and a change in personnel. We identified some things last year and we brought in a proven goal scorer in Sam Jordan.

“He’s scored 15 goals for us this season, that was a major difference for us because we created a lot of chances last year and weren’t clinical.

“We brought in a number of players who have helped us and we have slightly tweaked our approach to the game.

“We aren’t scoring as many as we did last year, but we aren’t conceding half as many as we were, so we have tightened it up a little bit.”