THERE is no hangover or hoo-ha here, according to Tony McMahon.

The wily right back is one of the most experienced observers in the Valley Parade dressing room.

And he has seen nothing to cause concern during an opening month of the season that saw City bank ten points from five games.

Results have been steady but last weekend's win over Bristol Rovers was the first evidence that everything is beginning to click into place.

For McMahon, the fact that it was broadcast on live television will have also shown the rest of the division that the new-look Bantams have the capability to launch another promotion push.

He said: "There have been changes here so a few will have watched on TV and thought, 'okay, let's have a look at you'.

"They were wanting to see if there was a hangover from Wembley – but there was none of that. From one to 11, everyone played their part and scored three goals.

"Yes, we didn't get the clean sheet we wanted but we headed home in a much better mood than the previous week.

"There have been a lot of changes this summer so our start was always going to be massive. That was what we were saying all pre-season.

"Blackpool was a big one, we didn't play well but won. But I think Bristol Rovers was probably the first time overall when we have played well for 90 minutes.

"We were good at Gillingham for 45 and got the win – and Walsall for 60.But we were comfortable from start to finish last week."

One area City have not lacked is goals. Two threes and a four in the space of eight days backed that up – a change from the side who seemed to do everything but score at times last season.

McMahon said: "The hoo-ha last season was that we didn't score enough goals. Now we have scored ten in a week – including six in the league.

"We'd be more worried if we were not creating chances but we could have had four or five against Bristol. If we keep doing the right things, we will keep scoring.

"We were not even thinking about (what happened at) Walsall at 3-1. We were still looking to get that fourth goal, as the gaffer wants us on the front foot.

"If they get one, we will get two. That is our mentality because we know we will score goals."

With Shay McCartan and new signing Adam Thompson back from World Cup qualifying duty with Northern Ireland, Stuart McCall has selection decisions to make against leaders Peterborough tomorrow.

McMahon, now the longest-serving player, can see a new dressing room emerging and believes the balance of young and old is a healthy one.

As well as the departure of the likes of Rory McArdle, Mark Marshall and James Meredith, his own future at City was in doubt right up to pre-season with Blackburn taking an interest.

Yet having provided assists for two of the three goals last weekend, he is clearly enjoying his key role in the current team.

McMahon said: "It is shaping up to be a good season. There are good young lads here now and they are hungry too.

"Us experienced lads have to look after them, making sure they don't get too high after a win or low after a defeat. We know we have a big part to play off the field."