STUART McCall today told worried City fans: “I’ve still got the hunger to turn this club around.”

Back-to-back defeats this week have dumped the Bantams in 20th – the first time they have been that low in the fourth tier since April 2012.

Phil Parkinson’s first year at the Valley Parade helm saw them hovering around the relegation zone. Safety was not secured until three games from the end of the season.

Now City have plummeted again after a run of four straight away losses without scoring a goal.

The pressure is mounting on McCall and his team, whose three wins in League Two have only come against clubs in even more trouble beneath them.

But McCall insists he is up for the fight of reviving City’s fortunes – and is urging his players to prove the table wrong.

He said: “We’ve got to make sure that there is certainly no panic or fear from the players looking at the league position.

“You’ve got to use where we are as an incentive. We’ve got to get out of this.

“We need to string a couple of victories together. But that’s easy to say and every club will be thinking the same.

“We need to go away to places like Orient the other night and nick a 1-0. That’s what we haven’t done so far.

“I can understand the fans’ frustration and the anger. I get that it’s worse because they are not allowed into games.

“If we’re going on Tuesday’s performance looking ahead, then it was spirited.

“But the bottom line is that we got beaten again and we need to find a win from somewhere.”

McCall’s own position is being called into question by some fans, although he is understood to still have the full backing of the club.

“It’s a huge transition going on, without a doubt,” admitted the City boss.

“It’s not that I’ve lost my hunger or my appetite for it. I’m as committed as ever to try and help out this football club.

“I knew the size of the task when I came in last season. There was no way I wasn’t going to accept the challenge.

“I knew once I was in what had gone on in the previous 18 months etc and there was going to have to be a lot of culling financially, which has taken place.

“But that’s how it is. It’s not a reason for where we are at the minute – we’ve simply not picked up enough points.

“There are things that need to change in the squad and will do, regardless of who’s the manager.

“I’ve still got a strong desire to get this club back to where we want to. Given the opportunity, I’m determined to do that.”

City should be boosted by the return of Bryce Hosannah for their FA Cup second-round clash with improving Oldham at the start of what could be a pivotal week with three home games.

McCall added: “It’s probably as tough as it’s been for a long time.

“But we can’t afford Tuesday’s disappointment to have a bearing on Saturday.

“We’ve got to be fully focused on being in that next round and maybe get a lift from winning.

"I think we got the performance without the result against Orient. I'd probably take the result whatever the performance on Saturday."