Mark Trueman admits the Bantams were “not good enough” against Morecambe - as they fell to a 2-0 defeat in their final outing of the 2020/21 season.
City lost out to a goal in each half form Liam McAlinden against the Shrimps - who will challenge for a place in Sky Bet League One through the play-offs.
Trueman felt his side did not do enough while in possession of the ball to get a result in Lancaster, and was punished.
He said: “We have not been good enough in both boxes, and have suffered from problems similar to the ones we have in recent weeks.
“We created a few half-chances, but never made any clear-cut chances to really hurt Morecambe. That was the difference between the two sides.
“They punished two of our errors in the match. We need to be better in the final third, and that is an area we know we need to work on.”
The gulf in quality between the two sides was also disappointing for Trueman - given the position his side had got themselves into ahead of the season’s closing stages.
He insisted City will work tirelessly over the summer to turn themselves into a team which will challenge for promotion next season.
The Bantams boss added: “Morecambe were fighting for automatic promotion today, and we looked like a mid-table team. We have not been good enough in key areas.
“We went for two strikers, and looked to push for a goal. We did not have that bit of quality in the final third to open them up.
“We knew going into the game that Morecambe would be set up to defend and hit us on the counter attack.
“We know what we need to put right in the summer, and we have got to be better in both penalty areas.”