EDIN Rahic reckons automatic promotion is still within City's grasp with a winning charge to the League One finish line.

The Bantams could be nine points off second spot by the time they face top-six rivals Scunthorpe in tomorrow's televised duel.

Yet chairman Rahic insists the opportunity remains to overhaul Bolton in the closing weeks – and has urged the team to go for it.

"You look at all the games we have left and it's obvious we have a chance to win all of them," he told the T&A.

"As long as we have a very good chance to reach automatic promotion, we have to go into every game to win – even if that means we risk losing.

"We are confident in ourselves. In the last few games, the performances weren't as good as against Bristol Rovers, Bolton and Fleetwood when we just got two points.

"But we win such tight games now, so there's no reason to go for a draw at Scunthorpe.

"Independent of whether they are competitors for the play-offs, we should concentrate on taking the big chance to get automatic promotion."

City have built up momentum with 14 points from the last six games and confidence is high after last week's dramatic come-from-behind victory over Swindon.

Rahic said: "It showed the winning mentality and also the risk of (making) the substitutions after 65 minutes to go for it. The manager and the team were willing to take the risk to lose to win the game.

"Of course we deserved to win but that showed we must go for it until the last second, like against Wimbledon and Northampton.

"There are no doubts from the owners. We will back the manager and players if they try and win the game and lose because of it."

As a Stuttgart fan, Rahic remembers their thrilling Bundesliga triumph in 2007, when Felix Magath's side finished with eight straight wins to seize the title.

He wants City to believe the same can be done and said: "It can happen. Everybody must believe in it.

"If we lose the next two or three games, we will say 'okay, there is no chance of finishing second' and concentrate on a play-off position.

"But we'll still go for third place or fourth because for us as a club, it is very important to have the second game at home. Last season showed that.

"We want to go for the best position we can get – and at the moment that is second – but it is important to have a really strong self-confidence and belief.

"We haven't just played ten games, we've played 40. From those, 35 have been very good, even if sometimes not the right result.

"Now we have the right results, if we perform even better we have a great chance to win all the games.

"We still have a very good defence and now we have a strong attacking position with very good strikers and wingers. We have options.

"You would expect Bolton will finish second. Compared to the others, Sheffield United and Bolton have the highest budgets in the league. Expectations are very high but still Bolton have had positive and negative runs through the season.

"But we don't care about the other results. If we win all our games, we have a big chance to be second. We can't influence the other teams, so we just have to go for it."