HIS team may be reaching mid-September still able to boast a 100 per cent league record, but Bradford Town boss Wayne Thorne is not thinking about their prospects this season.

Bradford have been in outstanding form so far in the 2019-20 campaign, winning their first seven games in all competitions before that faultless run was finally ended on Saturday.

The Bobcats went down 3-0 at higher league opponents Sholing in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup.

However, the Trowbridge Road side can console themselves with the fact they still retain a perfect record in Toolstation League Premier Division, having collected 12 points from four fixtures.

Although Thorne has lofty ambitions for Bradford, he says it is far too early to assess whether or not those can be achieved this season.

“We have done really well. We have had four league games and got maximum points,” said Thorne.

“Towards the top is where you want to be but it is miles too early to be thinking of promotion.

“The players and the management know where we want to be. We have got our aims, and we will keep that in-house, but we are doing well at the moment.

“It is where we want to be and hopefully we can stay there.

“People will always get carried away with the start we have had – still having a 100 per cent record in the league – and we have got a massive month coming up. We have got some tough games.

“Hopefully we can get into November or December in the same position, then we can start to think about our chances a bit more.”

Bradford’s FA Cup clash against Sholing last weekend was their third in the competition this season, leading to much-needed financial gains for the club.

The Bobcats now turn their attentions to another tournament on Saturday as they host Hamble Club in the FA Vase second qualifying round.

Thorne is keen to reap the off-the-field benefits of these competitions, as well as the obvious ones on it in terms of positive momentum.

“These cup competitions help with the finances,” said Thorne.

“We got some money into the club thanks to the FA Cup, and the Vase is a competition the club has done well in over the past five or six years.

“The Vase is a competition we can go along way in if we do things right. On our day, I think we can beat anybody.

“The league is always our bread and butter but we will pick a team in the Vase that we think can compete and, hopefully, go a long way in it.”