Stuart McCall is keeping his players’ feet on the ground after the Bantams’ best start to a league season for seven years.

It is the first time since 2001 that City have won their opening two matches but the Valley Parade boss pointed to that campaign to illustrate why no one should get carried away.

He said: “All of the coaching staff here were part of the team when we first came down from the Premiership and we started with three wins.

“We whupped Barnsley here 4-0, went and beat Portsmouth 1-0 and then won again (at home to Coventry 2-1) but we all know how that season ended up.”

It proved to be a false dawn as City slid down the table and boss Jim Jefferies was sacked by Christmas.

“Of course it’s nice to get off to a good start but unless you build on that it means nothing,” McCall added.

“Six points from the first two games was the aim and we’ve achieved that. There have been some pleasing things and also things that we can work on.

“It’s a much better start than last season and for the confidence side of things it’s good but we don’t get carried away with it.

“There is a buzz about the place at the moment and we’re looking forward to Rochdale at home on Saturday but we also know that there is not a lot between the teams.”