Jake Forster-Caskey insists Charlton have no fear ahead of their trip to Bradford on Saturday.

The Bantams have lost just two of their previous 37 home games in League One.

Third-placed Bradford have made Valley Parade a fortress over the past two years and host a Charlton side who are unbeaten in five matches.

Addicks midfielder Forster-Caskey said: “We’ll have no fear, none at all. We’re one of the top sides in the league.

“None of us are afraid to say it. We’re confident. We’ll go up there full of confidence and hopefully we can turn them over.

“Before the season starts, you always think you know which teams will be up there in the league.

“This season we’re thinking about ourselves. We've improved massively and everyone can see that.”

Charlton were able to offload deadweight in the squad and recruit well over the summer.

Valley chief Karl Robinson brought in exciting attacking players such as Mark Marshall, Ben Reeves, Tariqe Fosu and Billy Clarke.

Fosu and Clarke have starred for the Addicks in the early stages of the season, while Marshall and Reeves have been plagued by injuries. Those four players will be vying for a starting berth in Robinson’s team.

Charlton have made a strong start to the new campaign and are fifth with a game in hand.

Forster-Caskey has put their form down to the mentality of the group and competition for places.

He added: “We’ve got great attacking options. The mentality of the group is brilliant this year.

“Everybody is striving for one thing [promotion] and it’s a hungry group which always helps. We want to succeed. It’s quite a young group and we know what we want to do.

“There is more competition for places. Everybody is at it in training - and they have to be.

“You can’t be off your game for one or two weeks because you know you're not going to be in the team.

“So it is a squad game and we’ll need the whole squad to reach our ambitions this year.”

Marshall and Clarke left Bradford to join Charlton - and only one of them is in line to face their former club.

Marshall is a major doubt with a thigh injury, but Clarke, who was rested at Oxford on Tuesday, is expected to start.

Forster-Caskey said: “If Mark or Billy can tell us something that can help us against Bradford, then we’ll take it on board.

“We have meetings about other teams and if they have the input then they’ll say something.

“It’s another massive game. It seems like every game at the moment is just as big as the previous one. It’s a big time in the season and hopefully we can get the points.”