BRADFORD Town boss Danny Greaves may have to lead from the front for this weekend’s FA Vase tie as he could line up in goal for his side.

The club’s regular goalkeeper, Charlie Phillips, was handed a one-match suspension after being sent off in their 1-0 fourth-round win win over Newport (IW) earlier this month.

However, since then, the Trowbridge Road club have had their last two games postponed due to the weather, meaning Phillips has been unable to serve his ban.

Bobcats boss Greaves, who stepped between the sticks after only 20 minutes of the win on the Isle of Wight as Town progressed, says there are plans in the pipeline to have a goalkeeper brought in for this weekend’s long trip to Redcar side Marske United, but he is more than willing to step in again if duty calls.

“I might end up in goal again. Charlie got a one-match suspension but since then all of our matches have been postponed,” he said.

“We have a couple of irons in the fire, so hopefully we will be able to get one of them over the line for the end of the week.

“If not, then I’ll step in. I’m quite capable. I played a couple of games last year and I played the last round. I’ll be fine.

“It’s obviously a massive game for us. I think we have equalled the furthest we have ever got in the competition by being in the last 16.

“We want to go and get one step further, so we can make a bit of history for the club and get through to the quarter finals.”

After making the trip to the Isle of Wight in the last round, Bradford have been given no respite this weekend as they travel more than 260 miles to get to the fixture.

The team, along with a group of 60 fans, are making the trip, with Greaves and his troops breaking up the journey with a stop-over near Leeds.

While the Town boss admits it hasn’t been cheap to accommodate the journey, he was full of praise for the club, who have allowed them to use their Vase prize money to prepare.

“We will be driving up on Friday evening, stopping just north of Leeds and then going the rest of the way up on the morning of the game,” he added.

“I don’t think you could get much further (north in England) to be honest, but the club have been brilliant working behind the scenes.

“We’re doing everything properly and being as professional as possible. I want to give some credit to the club because all of the prize money we have won so far is being spent on making sure we prepare properly for this weekend.

“It’s a big ask for the club and they have pulled out all the stops, so hopefully it pays dividends and we can get the right result.”