GARY Bowyer held a half-hour inquest in City’s dressing room after their shocking 4-1 home loss to Blackpool.

The Bantams boss ripped into his players after a performance that left him “fuming”.

City were booed off by the Valley Parade crowd as they remained stuck on the bottom of League One.

David Ball’s stoppage-time goal was their first for three games but meant little to a result that ramped up the relegation pressure.

Bowyer said: “I’m fuming at parts of the performance, the result and the manner of the goals.

“I didn’t think there was much in the game first half.

“We had a couple of opportunities when we should have taken shots but didn’t and wanted an extra touch.

“We talked about stopping crosses and marking the big lad, who’s 6ft 4in and has got silly blond dyed hair.

“He’s quite easy to locate when he’s in the penalty box. But we didn’t and left him free for the first goal.

“We got a reaction straight after half-time. Lewis O’Brien has his shot which the keeper saves and Jacob Butterfield drags his wide.

“Then we have an opportunity to shoot again on the edge of the box but don’t do that.

“It gets dispossessed, they go down the other end, the lad smacks it and it flies in – which is really disappointing.”

City had the chance to hit back when Ball was tripped in the box. But Eoin Doyle’s spot-kick was saved by keeper Christoffer Mafoumbi.

Bowyer was unimpressed with the way his team crumbled from that point.

“We come back again and get the penalty,” added the City boss. “That’s a big moment – if that goes in, it changes the game.

“But it didn’t and then it seemed to suck the life out of us. I didn’t like what I saw after that.”