EOIN Doyle insists David Hopkin is the right man to pull City out of their rut.

Four successive defeats have dropped the Bantams into League One’s bottom four.

Hopkin’s home opener ended in a 2-0 loss to Charlton – but Doyle believes they have the ideal boss to turn things round.

Doyle said: “You can feel the gaffer’s presence.

“If the results keep going the way they are, he will definitely change things up and make sure we put things right.

“Maybe steal a few points if need be and do things we have to do to get over the line to start climbing the table. I’m confident he will.

“There’s definitely work to be done but the gaffer has come in, told us exactly how he wants us to play and we’re all right behind him.

“He’s definitely the right man who can change things for us.”

Hopkin was again frustrated by individual errors and felt both Charlton goals could have been prevented.

But Doyle believes the injury-hit Bantams showed they are up for the fight despite losing for the sixth time in eight games.

Hopkin chose the striker over vice-captain Anthony O’Connor to skipper the side in Josh Wright’s absence.

And Doyle stressed the team are responding to the new head coach’s methods.

“He comes across very well and simplifies everything for us.

“As you can see in the performances, we are working for him and the crowd is right behind us.

“They know how hard we’re trying. It’s just the silly errors here and there that are going against us leading to the goals we’re conceding.

“We’ve got a very young team out there and everything’s new, including the management as well as the lads.

“It’s a learning process but we need to buckle down now.

“We’re trying everything and it’s definitely going to turn for us.”

Hopkin’s former Leeds team-mate Lee Bowyer is also backing him to restore City’s fortunes.

“Hopefully he will have success here once he puts his stamp on things,” said the Charlton boss.

“It is difficult at the beginning and he has a lot of injuries as well. But I am sure that with his knowledge of the game he will turn it around.

“They are not his players obviously but he has got some good ones. You have Doyle up top, you have (David) Ball and (Jack) Payne and those three are very good players in this division.

“Once he puts his stamp on it and gets a few people back, especially in midfield where he is struggling at the minute, I am sure he will be fine.”

Josh Cullen marked his return to Valley Parade by setting up Charlton’s opening goal. The midfielder was delighted with the ovation he got from the City crowd.

Cullen said: “Hopefully every fan you speak to will say I give 100 per cent for the shirt.

“I had a good time at Bradford and obviously just missed out in the play-off final.

“But the fans were brilliant to me when I was here and I tried to give everything for them. It was nice to come back and get the win but also see a few familiar faces.”