JAMES Hanson hopes his match-winning City double will signal that his season is finally up and running.

The long-serving striker put six months of injury frustration behind him with two late goals at Wimbledon.

The 3-2 comeback victory kept Stuart McCall's men in third spot – and finally got a relieved Hanson on the scoresheet for the first time since his hat-trick against Walsall in April.

Now he wants to use his late heroics as a springboard to build some real momentum after the calf problems that have dogged him up to now.

"Last week, I had both my calves strapped after the game so there was nothing that could go wrong," said Hanson.

"We've just got to keep on top of it. The main thing is getting me out on the pitch. I've only played five or six games this year, so I need to keep building up.

"I also had a frustrating pre-season, so it's just a case of keeping my head down now and hopefully staying fit and being in the side."

Hanson's opener was a penalty – the first he has taken in a game for City since missing against Stockport in Peter Taylor's managerial farewell in 2011.

"Fair play to Nults (Marc McNulty) because he wanted to take it – but I just felt I needed to get my season up and running," said the Bantams hitman.

"There weren't many chances in the game, so I wanted to take that opportunity to get my first goal.

"The Stockport one is the only time I've missed – my record with penalties before that for Guiseley was brilliant.

"I've obviously scored in the penalty shoot-outs but this was the first in the proper game. It was a big chance to get off the mark."

Hanson's stoppage-time winner came from a more trademark route when he nodded home Stephen Darby's cross.

"I just wanted to get free in the box because they had been touch-tight to me all game," he said.

"Thankfully I read where Darbs was going to put it, took a gamble and got in front of the defender.

"Wimbledon are a good side and Tom Elliott has done really well. I remember when he was on trial at Bradford under Peter Jackson. He's put a lot of muscle on since because he was a really tall, skinny guy.

"He's doing well now and I fancy them to be up there, so coming away from a tough place like that with the three points was a massive result for us."

McCall had reminded owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp about Hanson's aerial prowess after he returned to the side against Sheffield United.

"I told them there's nobody better at this level at attacking the ball in the box than big James," said the City boss.

"I remember his goal against Leeds and the goal against Villa. I know it might be a few years ago but if you give him the service, he can still do that.

"It was a fantastic header. Nobody else would have got that. Sometimes he might not be great on the eye but he gives everything for the team."