BRYCE Hosannah has been given licence to thrill at City by Stuart McCall.

The Leeds loanee is preparing for his League Two bow in Monday’s televised Yorkshire derby against Harrogate at Valley Parade.

Hosannah got a first taste of it in the EFL Trophy earlier this week and caught the eye with some attacking bursts from right back.

And he wants to deliver more of the same after being encouraged by McCall to get forward.

Hosannah said: “It was something I was looking for in terms of my position and the way I like to play.

“If I am playing full back, I do like to join in with the attacks like I tried to do the other night.

“The gaffer has given me full licence to do that, which is good. I’ve got to try and impact both boxes as well.

“He likes to attack with numbers but then I guess it just makes for more entertaining viewing.”

The 21-year-old’s season-long loan at City is his first away from Elland Road. He is enjoying McCall’s more personal touch on the training ground after the more structured system in place under Marcelo Bielsa.

“The gaffer is so involved with the players at Bradford compared to what I’ve been used to. He’s a really jokey, great guy.

“There’s more distance between Bielsa and the players at Leeds.

“Having a good relationship with the manager can only help with how players perform on the pitch.

“Playing for someone that you want to play for makes you work harder.”

Hosannah admitted it was time to step out of his comfort zone with his first loan spell after three years with Leeds, where he is behind Luke Ayling and Stuart Dallas in the Premier League side’s pecking order.

He added: “I thought from last year that I was ready to go out on loan. But at that time, I felt there could have been an opportunity to break in at Leeds.

“But then going into the summer and pre-season this year, I definitely thought it was right to go on loan.

“There’s a lot more pressure now being in the Premier League and Leeds have made quite a few signings as well.

“It was always going to be harder and I’m at the age now where it’s better to go on loan and get some minutes rather than just be in and around the squad or in the (under) 23s.

“Not just anywhere, I needed to go to the right place. When the interest from Bradford came, I thought it would be a good place to develop and this is something that I needed.

“I’ve got used to the same thing for the past few years and then coming to Bradford it’s all completely different.

“It is something new for me but that’s what I wanted to experience.”

Leeds are keeping close tabs on Hosannah to see how he adapts to the rigours of first-team football and the busy period facing McCall’s men.

“The physical side of it is probably the biggest difference. People are going to try and impose themselves on you.

“It’s something you don’t get exposed to in ‘23s’ football so I need to develop. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“After the game against Harrogate, it’s pretty much Saturday, Tuesday for the next four or five weeks.

“I knew the schedule for every team is going to be hectic this season because it’s been compressed.

“Because of the amount of games, I think there are going to be a lot of opportunities for everyone in the squad.”

And while the lock-out continues for fans, there will be the added spotlight from the cameras when City take on their new neighbours Harrogate.

Hosannah said: “I’m sure there will be Leeds fans watching me and it’s a Yorkshire derby as well so there should be quite a bit of interest. That will be good for the club.”