OMARI Patrick has achieved one goal – now he has set his sights on another.

The 21-year-old added his name to the select list of City players to score on their debut.

His aim is to prove that Saturday was no flash in the pan.

Patrick said: “I couldn’t have dreamed of anything better. The atmosphere was outstanding and you just felt the energy.

“It was just meant to be and hopefully I can carry on this form and get better as the days come.

“Now I want to stay in the team as much as I can.”

With attacking resources stretched by the absence of Charlie Wyke and Paul Taylor, Patrick is likely to see some more game-time in the Carabao Cup tonight.

He grew into the performance against Blackpool, capping off a day to remember with what proved to be the winner.

“I was nervous but I also felt ready,” he added. “I’d calmed down a lot from the night before.

“I had the help of my team-mates telling me there was nothing to worry about and just to go out and play my game. That helped me a lot.

“The first half wasn’t the best for me individually but I felt I learned from that.

“I think I made some mistakes in the first half that I didn’t in the second. As the goal came, I felt more confident and composed.”

Stuart McCall revealed Patrick had been in his thoughts since last month’s training camp in Austria. Some eye-catching displays in the friendlies since only confirmed the impression that the raw frontman would not be fazed if called upon.

Patrick got the sense on Thursday that he would be starting the weekend game. But his mind had been fixed on the job from weeks before.

He said: “You’ve got to be ready. In my mind, I’ve been thinking about starting the first game of the season since we were in Austria.

“My focus didn’t change because I know that anything can happen in football. You must be ready.

“That’s just how you’ve got to be. People keep saying that you’ve got to take the opportunities when they come to you and hopefully I did that.

“If you are prepared to work hard, things will come to you.

“I try to be better every day, learn off the seniors and see what can happen.

“I’ve worked so hard in pre-season – and before that getting ready for pre-season.”

Patrick, who was previously at Barnsley, has had time to settle after joining the Bantams towards the end of the last campaign alongside Tyrell Robinson and Callum Gunner.

“Ever since I signed my contract to play for Bradford City, I’ve just be on it.

“It’s what I’ve been waiting for.”