DAVID Hopkin voiced his disappointment to hear the booing in City’s 1-0 home loss to Fleetwood today.

Hopkin was unhappy with the defending for Paddy Madden’s early winner as his side dropped a place to second from bottom with a first defeat in four games.

But he felt the negative reaction in the stands from City’s poor display will not help in the fight to stay up.

“It’s frustrating but we have to stick together,” said the Bantams boss.

“Things are going to twist and turn between now and May. We can’t keep booing players and myself for one performance when we’ve given a goal away.

“I’m sure the fans are all as frustrated as we are but we need to stay positive.”

Madden struck the only goal on nine minutes, turning home a cross from James Wallace. But Hopkin was annoyed that the ball had not been cut out by Nathaniel Knight-Percival or Anthony O’Connor.

He added: “We knew Fleetwood get early deliveries in the box and our two centre halves left it for the man running in at the back post.

“It was the only chance they had in the game and we gifted them a goal. If the game had finished 0-0, we’d have been out the bottom four.

“Richard O’Donnell has not had a save to make and we’ve still lost. Fleetwood have had one shot and they’ve walked away with three points.