MARK Trueman felt some of his City players mentally switched off during the end-of-season slump.

Today’s 2-0 defeat at play-off contenders Morecambe was their sixth in the last seven games.

It left the Bantams in a lowly 15th in the final League Two table.

“It was probably similar to what we’ve shown in the last month,” admitted a disappointed Trueman.

“We’ve had moments of good play but not enough quality in that final third to open the door and punish teams.

“Fair play to Morecambe. They were defensive, sat back and hit us on the counter from two mistakes, one in possession and the other out.

“The performance wasn’t good enough in both boxes. They stuck to their game plan and I think we played into their hands a little bit.”

Having been chasing down the top seven just after Easter, City picked up just one point from a possible 21 to finish in the bottom half.

Trueman added: “It’s more of a mental thing. We were in a position to push towards the play-offs and then results didn’t go our way for whatever reason.

“That ‘nothing to play for’ mentality showed in some individuals. That’s probably been the case in the last three or four weeks.

“That’s probably why we have dropped off.

“It’s our job next season to make sure we’re more consistent with our performances and we improve key areas of the pitch to make us stronger.

“We got ourselves in a fantastic position with the hard work we did and to let it slip is hard to take.

“I think it took it out the players a bit mentally and we didn’t show enough in the last five or six games to finish the season as strong as we would have liked.”