ALEX Gilliead is determined to improve his goals and assists ratio for City.

The winger has given some eye-catching displays since returning to Valley Parade on loan from Newcastle.

But he wants to turn that promise into more productive contributions.

Gilliead said: "It's all well and good doing well on the ball but I’ve got to brush up on my goals and assists.

"I’ve been saying that for a while now and I think it’s time I did it. I’m not a young lad any more. I’m 21 and will be 22 in February and it is something I need to improve on if I’m going to take my game to the next level.

"It is something I’m going to have to work really hard on in and out of training.

"I’m happy and I’m playing every week and getting 90 minutes but I’m well aware that it can change very quickly."

Gilliead has scored just once in 22 starts for the Bantams, which included a loan spell in the second half of last season.

Parent club Newcastle are expected to agree a deal to enable him to complete the full campaign at Valley Parade when his current loan runs out in January.

His one goal came in the FA Cup win over Chesterfield and the wide man admits he is desperate to open his league account ahead of today's trip to leaders Shrewsbury.

He said: "It’s not like I don’t want to score goals or get assists. I enjoy scoring goals but it would be nice to get a few more and that’s all down to me and what I do on the pitch so it is something I am going to work on."

Meanwhile, youngsters Lachlan Barr and Ellis Hudson have joined Harrogate Town on short-term loan deals.