STUART McCall reiterated his calm stance after City’s blank start intensified the calls to sign another striker.

The Bantams kicked off their League Two campaign with a goalless stalemate against Colchester at Valley Parade.

Lee Novak blew a big chance early on and had a second-half effort chalked off for a dubious offside call.

City did not produce enough in attack to undo last season’s play-off semi-finalists and the spotlight is on McCall to bring in James Vaughan’s replacement before next month’s transfer deadline.

But he insists there is no need for fans to worry.

McCall said: “We will keep looking but, as I’ve said, we’ve got plenty of time.

“People say that there are games going by but you need to fit the right players in.

“I see the front three, Novak, Clayts (Clayton Donaldson) and Kurtis (Guthrie) day in, day out and they are good finishers so relax.

“Noves should score after a great move in the first half and then the goal could have been allowed and we’d have gone away with a 1-0 win.

“Pace is good, without a doubt, but if teams sit a little bit deeper, like Colchester with two experienced centre halves and another in front of them, they are never going to be easy to break down.

“I was slightly disappointed that with the start we had, we didn’t capitalise when we were on top.

“But they could say the same when they had a couple of periods in the game.

“We’re always looking to bring someone in and when we do, hopefully it will be a success.”

McCall said last week that he has potentially been offered youngsters to have a look at in training. Seventeen-year-old Crystal Palace striker John-Kymani Gordon is the latest name to be linked with Citiy.

Gordon is highly rated by Palace as their current under-18 player of the season and was included on the bench at Wolves in July.

It had been over six months since City had last played a competitive game at Valley Parade and Saturday was the first without any fans present.

Asked how unnerving that was, McCall admitted: “You can look at it both ways. There could have been a little bit of anxiety around with how we started the second half but I’m sure they would have galvanised us.

“When we got back on top with corners and free-kicks and put balls in the box, I’d imagine the roar of the Kop might have sucked one in for us.

“But it’s hypothetical. We can’t wait for the day we can have Valley Parade rocking again.

“One or two of our players weren’t on top of their game. If they had been, we might have nicked the win

“It seems I’ve never started a season without having a draw so that was probably odds on!

“But I didn’t go away from the game absolutely distraught thinking it’s going to be a long season.

“I know there are things to work on but there was a good ability and desire about us.”

McCall is likely to make changes for City's Carabao Cup home clash with Lincoln tomorrow. The winner gets a crack at Liverpool next week.

He said: "We'll have a look at it and freshen up in certain areas.

"Clarkey (Billy Clarke) got the full 90 minutes. You look at the industry and energy he puts in 65-70 minutes but still kept at it."