CHARLES Vernam admits City’s current goal drought is “personal”.

Saturday’s late 1-0 loss at Salford means the Bantams have scored only once in the last four games.

That’s despite creating plenty of chances again – and Vernam says the attacking players must take that responsibility on their shoulders.

The winger said: “We know we’re getting in the right positions and areas, it’s just that last bit.

“As attacking players, we have to take that personally and make sure when we do get in those situations we’re a bit more relaxed and clinical.

“If we take the clear-cut chances we’ve had, then we win the game. It was the same against Walsall last weekend.

“Moments like this happen throughout the season.

“It’s come early on for us but ultimately every team in this league will go through it at some point.

“We’re three games in the league without a win, so we’ve got to make sure that come next Saturday we really take it to Barrow and make sure we take our chances when on top.”

Derek Adams was critical of his team for not making their chances count after Matty Lund’s late goal ensured that Salford’s Gary Bowyer once more earned the bragging rights over his former club.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Andy Cook sums up City's frustration at Salford. Picture: Thomas GaddAndy Cook sums up City's frustration at Salford. Picture: Thomas Gadd

“It’s about knowing what we can do and what we’re capable of,” added Vernam.

“If you look back three or four weeks to the Mansfield and Stevenage games. We were creating lots of chances, scoring lots of goals and it looked like we can’t miss.

“If we can take it back to that, relax and have that confidence in ourselves.

“We do it week in, week out in training. It’s about us taking it on to the pitch.

“It’s not like we’re not creating chances. We should be sitting here on the back of six points from the Walsall and Salford games.

“We’re just as frustrated as everybody else that we’ve not come away with anything.”

Andy Cook had City’s closest opportunities and Salford keeper Tom King denied him with a superb save from a close-range header. After failing to make their chances count, conceding from a corner stung even more for Vernam.

“You don’t ever get to that point where you never think it’s going to happen. The pressure was building right up until they scored.

“It’s so frustrating when that happens. A goal from a set-play hurts because it’s the basics of defending.

“That’s a collective thing. We have to make sure we’re organised as a group and not let those moments happen.

“It’s tough to take but the positive is that we’ve got a full week now to regroup and recover and get ready for a big game on Saturday.

“I want to be attacking-minded and given the licence to take people on.

"The manager wants me to start running behind (defenders) more which will add another dimension to my game rather than being a bit too static at times.

“If I can do that and add what I was bringing in the last three or four games, ultimately it will improve me as a player and make sure we’re getting chances for the team."