ROMAIN Vincelot has identified an unusual problem with the new-look City.

But it’s one that he is confident can be fixed without too much bother.

The Bantams skipper is relishing tomorrow’s televised Valley Parade showdown with Bristol Rovers (12.30pm) as much as anybody.

Vincelot’s League One involvement so far has been restricted to the win over Blackpool on opening day.

His subsequent red card in the Carabao Cup against Doncaster meant a lengthy spell on the sidelines while Stuart McCall’s side begin to take shape.

It has given Vincelot plenty of opportunity to pick up on the differences from last season – particularly in the goals department.

The Bantams scored a healthy 12 times in the six games in August. But they also let in ten; a contrast to the tight unit with the division’s second best defensive record last term.

Vincelot said: “We know we can score goals. Let’s maybe try to be a bit more solid and focused as a whole team to try and concede less.

“But it’s a bit better sometimes to be scoring goals and maybe conceding a few too many than the other way.

“You can work on that defensively. Last season, we maybe didn’t score so many goals and that is not so easy.

“It is a bit the other way round so far but we can work on that. It’s good for confidence to be scoring goals.”

Vincelot was back in the fray for the 4-2 Checkatrade Trophy win at Chesterfield as a City side with ten changes from last weekend showed that attacking promise.

“We enjoyed playing football like that and it was good for the lads to commit to a certain way to play,” he added.

“They were bigger than us so we couldn’t go long. But I think we did well and it was a good game to win.

“It’s been a long wait to get back. It felt like the only time in the season when there are no midweek games.

“But I have just kept training harder to make sure I was still on a 100 per cent fitness level and good to play 90 minutes again.”

McCall admits City’s early performances have been “bitty” with the team looking good in patches but yet to really produce a convincing game.

Vincelot knows last season left a tough act to follow but believes they are capable of matching the high bar.

“We have to accept that expectation because we did well before. The only way forward is to do even better.

“We understand that and as a player you want that. You are ambitious and want to do better than you did last week, last month or last year.

“It’s normal. We work at it in a confident way because we can score goals. The players at the back know what we can do because we are experienced.

“We just need a few adjustments, as the gaffer said, to just have good bits rather than good, bad, good, bad.

“But I’m sure that will come.

“It hasn’t flowed yet. But last year as well, there were plenty of new players.

“Maybe it’s just taken a bit longer to find the little adjustments.

“But we are in a good position, with a good points total and a game at home to come. It’s a good context.

“There are plenty of things to work on but in a positive way.

“This game is the kind you want to play in. It’s always nice to be on TV and the atmosphere will be good.”