ALEX Gilliead may be all about the team but he knows he needs to develop a selfish streak in his game.

The on-loan Newcastle winger has become one of City’s most consistent performers over the first couple of months of the season.

You can be sure MK Dons will be primed for the tricky wide man tomorrow as Stuart McCall’s men look to maintain their unbeaten start on the road.

But Gilliead admits he must do more to get involved in City’s goals – both setting them up and scoring.

The 21-year-old has not hit the net since New Year’s Eve when he scored for Luton, during his loan spell with the League Two club, against Barnet.

He is still to break his duck in 21 appearances in a City shirt.

To resolve that, Gilliead reckons he has to start thinking about himself more when the chance arises.

He said: “Sometimes I get myself into the position and I don’t pull the trigger. But I’ve always been like that since I was young.

“Whenever my mum and grandad came and watched, they were always saying I should shoot more. But it’s something I’ve never done.

“I’ve always looked for a pass so maybe I need to be a bit more selfish in that situation.

“The main thing is that the team are doing well and I’m trying to help with that.

“But I’d like to chip in with more goals and more assists because that’s what I feel a player in my position needs to do.”

City fans have always loved their wingers from Peter Beagrie to Kyel Reid and Mark Marshall and Gilliead appreciates the backing of the crowd.

“The fans have been spot on since last season when I came,” he added. “Whether it’s on social media or in and around the ground.

“I think they like the way I play because I get at people and excite the fans. I love to get them on their feet.

“I like to drive forward and take defenders on and that’s what I’m doing at the minute. I’m happy because I’m playing regular football and it’s going well for us.

“I feel like I’m doing well and in a bit of form. If I do keep playing games, I think that will come on even more.

“There are a few other bits of my game that I need to brush up on, like the assists and scoring a few goals.

“But as long as I’m on the pitch and putting myself about, I’m sure that will happen.”

City are yet to lose away from Valley Parade this season with three wins and two draws on their travels.

So they will head for stadium:mk, a ground where the Bantams boast an excellent record, with justified confidence.

Gilliead said: “We’ve been to some hard places already and come away with good results – Peterborough, Oxford and Northampton.

“We’ve scored goals and shown people what we can do. But recently we’ve shown we can defend as well with three clean sheets, so we can do both sides of the game.

“That’s important if we’re going to have a good season.

“I’m not going to rest on my laurels just because it’s started well. It’s a long old season and I want to keep doing better.

“Every game is a different challenge. But if we focus on what we can do and play to our strengths, I think we’ll do well and continue to get positive results.”