BRADFORD City fans have welcomed the permanent appointment of the club's managerial duo.

Mark Trueman, 33, and Conor Sellars, 29, have been named Bantams joint managers after an impressive spell in interim charge since Stuart McCall's sacking last December.

They have picked up 24 points during their 11-game temporary spell in the dugout, a run which has led to them signing a contract until summer 2022.

City are 13th in League Two and hope to continue their fine run of form tomorrow night when they host Leyton Orient at Valley Parade.

City supporters backed the appointments and says it is reward for the club's turnaround in form.

Humayun Islam, Bangla Bantams chairman, said: "It's fantastic news, it's about time.

"Bradford City now have a new direction and new vision. It's positive news, but we need fans back in the stadium next.

"If there was a form table of the last 10 games in League Two, then Bradford City would be top. It shows how impressive they have been really.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Humayun Islam, of the Bangla Bantams Humayun Islam, of the Bangla Bantams

"We shouldn't be in League Two, we should be in the Championship really, with the size of the club.

"It's been nice to see Trueman and Sellars coming in and changing things.

"It makes sense to give them the job permanently and it's cost effective for Bradford City too. It's a win-win situation."

Steve Abbott, producer of films including a Fish Called Wanda and Brassed Off, welcomed the appointments of Trueman and Sellars but hope the pair being appointed permanently does not lead to a dip in form.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Film producer and City fan Steve Abbott Film producer and City fan Steve Abbott

Mr Abbott said: "The transformation under them has been fantastic. Because we have been in lockdown for most of the last year I, and every other City fan, have not seen these guys in action live on the touchline.

What they have achieved so far has been phenomenal. I was thrilled when I heard the news this morning. They thoroughly deserve it. Everybody seemed really upbeat about Bradford City's transfer window

"I'm really pleased, but I have been a Bantam through and through for 60 years, so we're used to things not always working out, so I don't want to put the mockers on them.

"The guys they have brought in during the transfer window have clicked."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City fan and Bradford councillor, Richard Dunbar City fan and Bradford councillor, Richard Dunbar

Councillor Richard Dunbar (Lab, Thornton and Allerton), a City season ticket holder for a number of years, praised the leadership shown by Bantams chief executive Ryan Sparks and also says the club may now have a chance to make it to the play-offs.

Cllr Dunbar said: "I'm absolutely buzzing. It's the right decision. It has the widescale support of City fans.

"You can't argue with the results they have got so far.

"I think we are in a good position with a few games in hand over the teams above us.

"They are young lads as well. are getting a lot out of experienced professional footballers. You can see the creativity flowing through the team.

"It's not just about football. When Bradford City are doing well, the district does well."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: City Gent editor Mike Harrison outside his beloved Valley ParadeCity Gent editor Mike Harrison outside his beloved Valley Parade

Mike Harrison, editor of the City Gent fanzine, said: “I’m pleased for them. They totally deserve it.

“They have been given an opportunity to carry on what they have started.

“They have gone from obscurity to being absolute heroes.

“They have taken the opportunity they have been given with two pairs of hands and thrown everything at it. Fair play to them.”