Joe Colbeck will use the jibes from the stands to spur him on to a big season.

The City winger has got flak from some fans after his contract talks broke down.

Colbeck is on a week-to-week deal after rejecting the club’s long-term offer – a decision which has prompted accusations that he lacks commitment.

But he insists nothing could be further from the truth and his displays in early pre-season point to a man on a mission.

Colbeck said: “Everybody has their opinion but it annoys me when you hear people shouting ‘sign your contract’. They say I lack commitment but you watch me on the pitch and see that’s not the case.

“The club made this offer but we just couldn’t agree terms. But I told the gaffer that even if I’m still on a week-to-week contract, I’m not looking to go anywhere.

“I’m still a Bradford City player and hopefully I’ll produce what I did at the beginning of last season. Then I’ll go to the gaffer again, maybe at Christmas, and see if we can agree on something that I really want.

“I can’t sign a contract just because of what the fans think. I don’t lack commitment and if some people do say that, it just makes me try harder to show they are wrong.”

Colbeck struggled to rediscover his form last season after missing three months with a broken foot but he believes the summer has rekindled his energy for the approaching campaign.

“It’s a big season for me and that’s why I’ve been trying my hardest to get myself fit and work on my touch,” he said.

“The injury last year did stall my momentum. I thought I was going to get straight back into the swing of things but unfortunately it didn’t happen.

“I feel good now and just want to get the season started as soon as possible.

“The pressure isn’t on us as much because other teams have been spending big money but we all want to do well and hopefully do better than before.”

City have received no offers for Colbeck although he has been linked with Oldham boss Dave Penney, who took him on loan to Darlington two years ago.

Penney was in the crowd at Avenue on Wednesday but he could have been watching defender Steve Williams.

Stuart McCall is ready to start making decisions on the trialists, with Bamber Bridge centre half Williams expected to land a deal with City after impressing in his two appearances.

“I’ll sit down with a few of them today and see what we need,” said McCall.

Williams will be needed at York tomorrow to cover for Matt Clarke’s absence. Clarke needed ten stitches in the head wound he suffered late in Wednesday’s game.

McCall said: “You just want to get through pre-season without any injuries but it was quite a nasty, deep cut.”