Peter Taylor today slammed messageboard moaners spreading false rumours about his City players and told them: Get a life.

Taylor was furious to read website comments claiming that James Hanson had been left out at Bury because he was seen out drinking.

Hanson returned to the starting line-up to score twice in the 4-3 FA Cup defeat at Colchester.

Taylor praised the big striker – and then laid into the mischief-makers on the internet.

He blasted: “People have got to go and get lives. It’s absolutely crazy.

“I’m not impressed with certain fans who go on the website and make comments that he didn’t play against Bury because he’d been drinking. That’s the biggest load of rubbish.

“I picked Jason Price and Omar Daley for that game because that’s what we wanted against two centre halves who don’t like playing against that type of player.

“I don’t go on these websites but somebody drew my attention to this one. Because I’ve had to look at it, I’ve read certain other things.

“I’m not convinced these people are Bradford City fans. They will just drive players away.

“They can’t be proper fans to talk about things like that. It’s unbelievable, really.”

Hanson led the line superbly for City as they put up a brave fight against the League One high-fliers on Saturday.

“James scored two fantastic goals and I thought he was a really good centre forward all afternoon,” said Taylor.

“Maybe because he didn’t play Tuesday night, he was fresher than others. All of a sudden, he’s getting there.

“You have to be patient. I’d love to play the same team every week and not worry but that’s not the case and you have to be realistic.”

Steve Williams injured his groin and limped off in the closing stages.

Taylor said: “Hopefully it was just a spasm as he went to kick a long ball. It might be a little bit of tiredness after playing two hard games but it’s not looking great.”