RELEGATED City have three “job interviews” left to play now the drop to League Two has been confirmed.

Defeat at Coventry coupled with draws for Scunthorpe and Southend finally condemned the rock-bottom Bantams.

There are still three games to go, two of them at Valley Parade, with only pride to play for.

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But boss Gary Bowyer insisted the futures of his players are still at stake over the closing weeks of a horrible campaign.

He said: “I told them in the week that they are playing for individual pride.

“Regardless of what I think of them, what supporters think or what other players might think, they’ve got individual pride. It’s really hurting.

“You look at some of the individual performances (against Coventry) and it showed how much it meant to them.

“That’s what we’ve got to do. They are getting job interviews now for the next three games.

“They’ve had them, to be fair, for the last 11 games. But whether it’s with me at Bradford City or somewhere else, they are getting interviewed because people are going to be watching them.”

City’s 2-0 loss at the Ricoh Arena was their seventh in a row – and sixth successive away loss.

Lewis O’Brien had City’s two best chances in the first half and Anthony O’Connor saw a header cleared off the line late on.

Bowyer said: “We came with a structure of how we wanted to play against them and got into some good positions.

“We had a couple of great opportunities and we should have been in front.

“Unfortunately, that wasn’t to be and they scored from their first real attack of any purpose. It was poor defending and ends up in the back of our net.

“But the way they got in for both goals was just poor.”

City had to play the second half with 10 men after Nathaniel Knight-Percival was sent off for a second yellow card just before half-time.

Bowyer added: “To be fair to the lads after that, they stayed at it and kept going. But we conceded another poor goal.

“It was a good learning experience for the younger ones. Paudie O’Connor was good, Lewis O’Brien showed his energy, young George Miller and Danny Devine coming on.

“I also thought Sean Scannell was unplayable at times in his first 90 minutes (since coming back from injury). That’s promising for us but again the story of the day was that we haven’t been good enough in both boxes.”

Bowyer dropped keeper Richard O’Donnell to give Ben Wilson his first league outing.

“I don’t think Ben had a great deal to do as such,” he said. “But he was fine with what he did.

“It was just a decision I made because of what I’ve seen in previous games.”

O’Donnell, like Hope Akpan who missed the game because of a groin injury, has now suffered a third successive relegation.

Bowyer will now use City’s final three outings in League One to see if his relegated players can put forward a case for being kept on or attract outside interest.

“Players will say this and that and make excuses. But managers will recruit and will do their homework.

“They’ll ask about how they behave, how they are off the field, what’s their lifestyle like – all the questions before they even talk about football.

“But when they actually come to that, they’ve got the evidence now with what they’ve done.

“So, these remaining three games are an interview, simple as that, and whether I want to offer them a job for next year.”