Elliot Watt is hoping City's sell-out away support can help them return to winning ways at Harrogate Town on Saturday.
Town completed the double over the Bantams last year, albeit behind closed doors, and midfielder Watt is hoping the introduction of fans to the occasion will make the difference.
City will be followed north by close to supporters, and Watt believes their presence will give the tie more edge.
He said: “We lost home and away last season to them, but our fans will get behind us and give us that extra bit of feistiness come Saturday.
“We have to play with our heads, not our emotions.
“We will stick to the gameplan and make sure we are composed.
“What better way is there to get three points than in a derby on Saturday?”
Watt is looking up the table with 18 games to go and has a career-first promotion in his sights.
The 21-year-old is into his second season with the Bantams and insists the players, along with Derek Adams and his staff, all have the same target in mind.
He added: “We need a big push to the end of the season. We have to stick together and keep doing the right things.
“It is easy to be disheartened when things are not going well, but that is where strong individuals stand out from the crowd.
“There are 18 games left, teams at the top will be feeling the squeaky-bum time, so we want to build momentum.”