MARK Trueman has revealed his desire to move into management one day as City’s temporary leadership continue to revive the club’s fortunes.

Saturday’s win over Cambridge was the first in eight games in the league.

Trueman and Conor Sellars maintained their unbeaten run at the helm to increase the gap to the bottom of League Two to four points.

Paul Hurst is understood to be favourite to become the next permanent Bantams boss but the stand-in duo will carry on at least for the Grimsby game tomorrow.

Chief executive Ryan Sparks has been hugely impressed with their work since Stuart McCall’s exit and the positive way that the players have responded to their authority.

Trueman said: “Ryan has been fantastic with us and he’s put belief in us.

“The fans obviously don’t know much about us. We had a good run in the FA Youth Cup with the lads but Ryan knows what we can do and hopefully we’ve repaid that faith.

“This is something I definitely would like to consider.

“Conor and myself have proved we can do the job and it’s something I’m working towards all the time. I want to be a first-team coach in a football league club.

“This is great experience at the moment. Hopefully it sets foundations and everyone is confident we can do a good job.”

The team appear firmly behind the caretaker pair. Harry Pritchard, who scored the stunning winner at the weekend, can already sense the confidence coming back.

He said: “We were obviously disappointed to see Stuart go. Nobody wants to see a manager get sacked and we feel fully responsible for that.

“But these things happen in football. Different voices have come in and a different formation and everyone has bought into it.

“We’ve come with a different game plan and standards in training have been improved.

“Whether it was just a case of people getting comfortable before but I’m a firm believer in how you train is how you should play.

“We’ve worked hard, defended really well and stuck together as a team.

“As a player, you know there’s a new manager likely to come in, although we don’t know when it is.

“You want to be impressing. Everyone put in a great performance on Saturday and hopefully the next manager, whoever he is, is pleased with what he’s seen.”

Another win at Grimsby tomorrow would lift City up to 18th spot for Christmas with considerable breathing space on the relegation zone.

Pritchard sees no reason why they cannot back up Saturday’s long-overdue victory.

“Obviously we’re not going to get carried away,” he added. “There are lots of games coming up over Christmas.

“Squad rotation is going to be massive but we’ve got people coming back from injury, which is good.

“We’re confident going into tomorrow which is definitely a winnable game. We’ve got to make sure we keep putting in the performances we have been.

“It shows we’ve got character, spirit and the work ethic and can get good results against good teams.

“We definitely shouldn’t be where we are, we all know that. It’s obviously disappointing for the fans as well but we are trying to turn a corner now.

“Hopefully over Christmas we can get those results to push us up the league.”

Trueman is grateful for the way the players have rallied behind the change at the top after a run of six straight defeats brought an end to McCall’s reign.

He said: “I think they appreciate the work we put into them and the detail. Obviously, they’ll buy into it even more getting results.

“It’s a good camp and whoever is in charge and takes the reins, they’ve got a confident group of players to work with and some good foundations to build on.”