Manager Gary Bowyer is hoping to see an improvement from his Bantams when City take on Doncaster tomorrow afternoon, at the Northern Commercials Stadium.
Victory could help Bowyer’s men move to within three points of safety in Sky Bet League One, with visitors Doncaster having not won - away from home - since early December.
City suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of Charlton Athletic last time out.
Bowyer said: “The players are getting better in terms of how we want them to go about their work.
“I can see from what the players have been like in training, there is progress and we have prepared well for a very good Doncaster team.
“It is a local derby, which adds some spice to the occasion, and we are still fighting. I expect to see an improved performance on Saturday.
“We need to be better with the ball - and without it. We needed to be a bit more clinical last weekend, at Charlton. We don’t have to have the ball for 90 minutes, so you have to be able to do both. That has been the message this week.
“I am of the belief we can still get out of the mess we find ourselves in. It will go down to the wire this season, up and down the country.”
Bowyer looks set to welcome Sean Scannell back into the fold, after the former Huddersfield Town man was declared fit to make his playing return.
The 28-year-old has been sidelined since October, nursing a back injury, and the City manager says Kelvin Mellor and Calum Woods are “progressing well”.
“Sean has been back in training for a few weeks now and we didn’t want to rush him back, given the length of time he has been out injured,” added Bowyer.
“It flared up a little last week but Sean has trained all week and scored in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Tuesday.
“Sean coming back is massive because of what he gives us. He has pace, power and experience of playing at higher levels.
“He is a handful. He is a match winner and can change a game with the skills he possesses. We saw it on Tuesday.
“Kelvin and Calum are getting better. Jake Reeves is doing ok too.”
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