STUART McCall maintains the full trust of the owners as he plots a week of "going back to basics" to end City's shocking run.

Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp put out a statement last week to make it clear that the manager has their "100 per cent" support – and that has not changed after Wimbledon dished out the latest misery with a 4-0 win at Valley Parade.

It was a fifth successive loss for the Bantams – the first time that has happened since McCall's first season in charge in 2007 – and he finished the game watching from the stand after being sent off for an alleged push on assistant referee James Mainwaring.

But McCall, Rahic and the football staff spoke afterwards and it remains business as usual.

McCall is confident that the influx of new players – and City hope to add more before Wednesday night's transfer deadline – will provide a timely boost.

Goalkeeper Colin Doyle will also be fit to return at Oldham next game, with the Bantams having kept just one clean sheet in the two months he has missed through injury.

McCall said: "I understand totally that with the run we're on, we need to get results from the next couple of games.

"That's just common sense. It's a results-based business and we've just had a shocker on Saturday.

"I'm under no illusions that we've got to turn it round. It's only natural after a run of defeats like we've had.

"I had a good chat with Edin and hopefully we can bring a couple in before the deadline. A couple might also go out.

"But come next Saturday, we'll have the players we've brought in ready to go after a week's training. That will give everyone a lift.

"We've got four boys who've not been in this run and they won't be affected by the lack of confidence.

"They all have strong mentalities and the team are definitely going to need that – the club are going to need that."

Kai Bruenker and Matty Lund came off the bench against Wimbledon, while Stephen Warnock was an unused substitute. Ryan McGowan's international clearance should come through well in time to feature at Boundary Park.

City have now conceded 45 goals and are the only side in League One's top ten with a minus goal difference. Third-bottom Oldham are one of just three sides who have let in more.

McCall is prepared to abandon his normal positive tactics to dig out a result to stop the rot.

The Bantams boss said: "Look at other teams. Plymouth won at Oldham on Saturday and they only had two shots.

"My principles are to play football and get at teams – but we've conceded so many goals.

"We know confidence is low right now but maybe it's a case of going back to basics, scrapping defensively and playing ugly football.

"We're going to repeat, repeat, repeat this week until we find a shape that suits us so we can go out and get what we need. That's what we'll be doing in training every day.

"I remember Neil Warnock doing it at Sheffield United when we lost four or five games on the bounce.

"We went back to basics. He picked the most aggressive, horrible team to get a clean sheet.

"Do that and then hopefully at a set-piece or something, the opposition will make a mistake. We just need to nick a result.

"At the moment, we're not giving ourselves a chance with the goals we're giving away. It's schoolboy defending.

"But when you bring new players, you look forward to working with them."