JAMIE Lawrence today urged latest City signing Bryce Hosannah: “Go be a hero.”

The 21-year-old Leeds right back last night joined Stuart McCall’s side on a season-long loan.

And the youngster has been given a ringing endorsement by Valley Parade cult hero Lawrence.

Londoner Hosannah has attended several of Lawrence’s fitness bootcamps – and the former Bantam believes it will be a good move for both parties.

He said: “I worked with Bryce for a few years since he was 18. He’s a good player with a great attitude.

“Any player that comes to me pre pre-season has a lot about them. They don’t have to.

“It’s away from their football clubs and outside of their comfort zone. But Bryce has got great manners and respect and is always hard-working.”

Hosannah has been a regular for Leeds under-23s and played in their 3-1 win at Sunderland on Monday.

He has not made a senior appearance for Marcelo Bielsa’s side but was included in the party that toured Australia before the start of last season. He was also named on the bench against Huddersfield in December.

Hosannah first worked with Lawrence before joining Leeds after he had left Crystal Palace.

Lawrence added: “Clubs kill young players. They don’t prepare them for everyday life, these lads are molly-coddled, they don’t clean the boots, they don’t do the jobs.

“It’s all done for them and that’s why when they come to me, I give them a rude awakening. But I teach them about life.

“He was prepared to put it in and knuckle down and I have maximum respect for that.

“I always say to these young kids that you have to play first-team football. All these under-23s games are no good because there’s no contact.

“If you have any aspirations to be a proper professional footballer, you’ve got to cut your teeth at places like Bradford.

“I’ve told him how big Bradford is as well. It’s a massive club and this is a big opportunity.

“I said to him, ‘you’ve got to go there’ and as long as he works his socks off, they will give you everything.

“He’s quick, he’s an athlete and an honest kid as well. He’s got all the attributes to be a good player.

“Hopefully, he brings his best to the table and makes himself a hero.”