DAVID Hopkin reckons Eoin Doyle could have another “four or five” goals this season from wrong decisions that have gone against City.

The Bantams are still frustrated at not being awarded a penalty in Saturday’s draw at Wycombe after home midfielder Curtis Thompson appeared to use his right arm to stop Doyle’s shot on the line.

That came a week after Lewis O’Brien was barged over as he ran into the penalty area against Burton – and the officials have since admitted that it was wrong not to give the foul.

Hopkin feels the numerous contentious calls not going City’s way this season has been hard to take – particularly for striker Doyle.

He said: “The players are a wee bit frustrated, most of all Eoin because it happened to him against Bristol Rovers at home and again on Saturday with people saving the ball with their hands.

“He could maybe have another four or five goals than he’s got, because he’s the penalty taker, plus those shots that have been stopped like that.

“We’ve had confirmation that it should have been a penalty at Burton from the referee’s assessor.

“And we should have had another one on Saturday as well, so we could have been talking about nine points from the last week.

“I just hope it won’t cost us anything at the end of the season.”

City remain in the bottom four as they approach a vital home double-header against Fleetwood and Plymouth.

The Devon side’s late winner at Peterborough lifted them four points ahead of the Bantams in the congested fight to avoid the drop. Bristol Rovers and Rochdale also claimed victories at the weekend.

Hopkin added: “It’s always been the same since November and December time. When you pick up results, everybody else round and about you is doing the same.

“But it’s important we have picked them up and we keep going.

“We’re still in the bottom four but we must not get too despondent. The positive thing is that you can move up to 16th or 17th place if you win one or two games.

“That’s what we need to aim for.

“Everybody has been on a run so it’s important we have as well. Otherwise we would be lagging behind the rest.

“We’ve had a positive run of results and only had three defeats in 10 games.

“They say the luck evens itself out but we seem to be getting one (wrong penalty decision) every week now.

“It’s difficult but we’re on a good run and we’ve got to make sure we stay positive for these next two home games.”