Lee Novak insists the Bantams must “win at all costs” - ahead of this evening’s clash against Crawley Town.
City are looking to put a halt to their six-game losing streak when visiting The People’s Pension Stadium this evening, after parting company with manager Stuart McCall on Sunday.
Novak has called for he and his team-mates to take responsibility for recent events, and put them right when visiting the Red Devils.
He said: “We need to win against Crawley, it is as simple as that. Talk is cheap and it is now a case of winning at all costs.
“We would take playing mediocre and winning the game, because results need to change.
“We are obviously a lot more focused on the result than the performance, and it is up to us to go out there and get the result.
“There are a lot of senior lads and experienced players in squad who look to help, but everyone needs to stand up and take account for what has happened.”
Given the disappointment of seeing McCall depart the club, Novak is even more determined to help turn the Bantams’ fortunes - beginning in West Sussex.
He has urged each member of the City squad to “look in the mirror” ahead of a challenging festive schedule.
The former Scunthorpe United striker added: “I was very disappointed to see the gaffer go. We have a good relationship and he has done a lot for my career.
“We as players have got to look at ourselves in the mirror and take responsibility for it.
“The manager would not have been sacked if results had have been positive, and it is up to us to be positive going forward.
“We have to keep looking forward and hope the realisation of what has happened helps up going forward.”
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