GARY Bowyer concedes City must win all five remaining games to survive in League One.

The Bantams boss admits there is no leeway now if they are to confound the critics and beat the drop.

League One’s bottom side go to Bristol Rovers tomorrow now eight points off safety – and Bowyer knows it’s win or bust.

He said: “It’s about personal sacrifices now. We’ve got to do everything we possibly can.

“The first focus is obviously Saturday and then we’ll go game-by-game – but we’ve got to win all five. It’s a simple equation.

“That’s it now. Beforehand, there was all this uncertainty of how many points you need.

“The equation is clear now. We must win five out of five, for sure.”

Bowyer has previously talked about focusing on the points tally and the difference to the fifth-bottom spot currently occupied by Wycombe.

But now he insists it is purely down to City to start a winning run against Bristol Rovers if they are to keep the season alive.

“Forget the points now,” he added. “We can’t worry about anyone else – not that we did in the first place.

“It’s such a simple equation. You’ve just got to go and win the game.

“If we do that, then we’ll go and focus straight on to the Coventry one. It’s the same equation.

“There’s clarity and the players know exactly what they have to do.

“We’ve shown them one or two motivational bits that might inspire them and we’ll go from there.”

Clayton-based motivational speaker Chris Robinson, who served with the Yorkshire Regiment for 23 years, was invited into training to address the players during the week.

Bowyer said: “He was in the military for 23 years and just spoke about his time and what it was about being part of a team.

“He spoke about resilience and looking out for each other. It’s about being selfless for the good of the team.

“I think it’s important that players get a perspective on life outside of football as well. I felt it was good.

“We’ve just got to concentrate on improving the performances, which we have done over the last couple of weeks. We’re seeing signs of the work that we do with them coming out in the actual games.

“It’s quite good as the manager and coach because you are able to identify certain areas and then work on them.”

City were caught out by a counter-attack in the defeat to Doncaster – a common theme in their five-game losing run.

Bowyer said: “We’ve created those scenarios in training this week and been coaching the players to stay switched on and be right at the back.

“You don’t want to be having more possession than the opposition and then conceding that soft goal like we did last week.”