Gary Bowyer is calling on his Bantams to restore pride tomorrow - when City take on promotion-chasing Charlton at The Valley.
The City manager was left reeling following a disappointing 4-1 defeat to Blackpool last time out.
And Bowyer is expecting a response from his Bantams, who could move to within three points of safety by defeating their London opponents.
“This week we have concentrated on the debrief from last Saturday and worked hard with them.
“The players have been given some home truths. I have seen a lot of frustration, anger and dented pride.
“If I was them I know what I would be doing this weekend. There quite simply has to be a reaction from what we served up against Blackpool.
“That is the challenge which we have put to them, as we prepare to go up against a very good Charlton team.”
Sean Scannell was back in full training this week but will miss Saturday’s game, while Kelvin Mellor, Calum Woods and Jake Reeves continue to recover.
Bowyer added: “The injured players are making good progress and I was pleased to see Danny Devine got 60 minutes under his belt, in a friendly, earlier in the week.
“Sean has joined in with training, after the medical department gave him some time to settle down from his first full week back involved.
“We will hopefully get a full week into him, next week, and he will be in contention once more. Time is running out in terms of games but he needs to be cleared to play.”
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