ROB Hall believes Oxford United’s test against Bradford City at the Kassam Stadium tonight will show how close Pep Clotet’s side are to Sky Bet League One’s top sides.

The Bantams reached last season’s play-off final, where they were edged out by Millwall.

And they have started strongly this term, winning 3-1 at early leaders Peterborough United last weekend.

The U’s struggled at home last season against the strongest outfits, losing four times against the top-six.

This season their three victories have come against teams in the bottom half of the table, but Saturday’s 3-0 win against Gillingham means confidence is high.

And Hall is looking forward to United measuring themselves against a Bradford line-up expected to challenge for promotion.

He said: “You can tell they’re a good side and they’re up there already, so it will be a very good test to see where we are with the big teams.

“I think we do well, without being disrespectful, against the not so good teams, but last year when we played the big teams we came up short.

“But with us being confident there’s not a better time for us to play Bradford.”

No-one in yellow will have more belief than Hall, who has scored four times in the last three games.

After playing his part in wearing down a defensive Gills side, the winger thinks City will show more ambition.

He said: “I think Bradford will come looking to win, they’re that type of team.

“Hopefully that will open the game up for the likes of myself and the other boys to exploit.

“I think if we beat the top sides everyone will fear us.

“We’ve started the season very well with the amount of goals we’ve scored and they’re coming from everywhere.

“If we beat some of the big teams, others might fear us.

“I think this year we can really put our foot down on teams.

“A lot of the games where we’ve not won have been down to a lack of focus or something tiny that means so much.

“If we are mentally ready, I think we’ll take the three points.”