GARY Bowyer can already sense a change in the City mindset at training.

The Bantams boss has vowed to shake up the culture within the club from top to bottom after being relegated to League Two.

Bowyer is determined to break the losing mentality that he inherited last season with his on-going summer revamp of the squad.

And the beginning of their pre-season regime has heralded a more focused approach.

Bowyer said: “We’ve started at the training ground. We didn’t tickle and ease them in the first few days.

“They’d all had the close season programmes to work to and been in for testing before they came back. I was happy with their condition and nobody was playing catch up.

“We’ve made it clear we weren’t messing about and they went in to some really tough days.

“I want us to be as fit as we possibly can be for the season and we’ve made a good start.”

Having made nine signings up to now, business is expected to slow unless there are any departures.

But Bowyer believes he is building a team with character that the City fans can be proud of again.

He added: “After what happened last year, you really did feel they would back you if they saw the passion and the fight in the shirt.

“Don’t get me wrong. Of course, they want to see the team win as well but as long as they see that passion then they’ll go with you.”

City play the first of seven friendlies on Saturday when they make the annual trip to Guiseley.