CALUM Kavanagh says City fans will quickly become used to watching him get stuck in.

The deadline-day recruit is pushing for a first start at Wrexham on Saturday after a second-half outing off the bench against Wimbledon.

Graham Alexander was pleased with what he saw from the former Middlesbrough striker and predicts there will be plenty more to come as he packs more minutes under his belt.

And the 20-year-old insists that nobody will doubt his commitment for his new club.

“It’s just who I am,” said Kavanagh. “I can always guarantee that I’m going to work 110 per cent on the pitch.

“It’s just been a part of my nature and my game.

“I’m never going to not work hard. Everyone has bad games as well as good ones but even if I’m having a bad one, I’ll always give it everything.

“That’s something I’ve taken on since I was a kid and won’t change.”

Alexander can already see what Kavanagh has to offer to a team that continue to struggle for goals.

The youngster has two previous loan spells under his belt so knows the division.

But having played the first half of the season in Middlesbrough’s under-21s, he has to adapt to the added intensity of League Two combat again.

Alexander added: “We’re conscious of the fact that we’ve brought Tyreik (Wright) up from Plymouth and he’d only started six (league) games in a calendar year.

“Jake Young had been missing for three or four weeks and was playing with an injury before that.

“Calum was out on loan last season but he’s been playing (under) 21s games and, with the best will in the world, they’re not played at anywhere near the tempo as League Two.

“These are explosive athletes as well. They’re not lads who can chug away at 70 per cent and contribute what they do.

“They need to be full on. We need to build them up with minutes and games and obviously through the training.

“But I thought Calum looked sharp and positive last week and did what we asked of him.

“He created an opportunity for Bobby (Pointon), showed good movement and really got up to people.

“It’s what we want him doing, giving us that injection of energy and pace and directness.

“I think there’s a lot more to come from Calum but it was a good intro from him.”

'This is real football, 21s is bit false at times'

Kavanagh knows to expect the physical stuff from defenders after his experience with Harrogate and Newport and is happy to take it.

“You get a few knocks and bruises but nothing that I haven’t had before.

“When I first went to Harrogate I didn’t know what to expect.

“I thought I was just going to go there and the ball would be on the floor and I’d get all these goals.

“But it’s obviously different when you get there. It’s a completely different league with some good players in it.

“I was a second-year scholar when I went took my first loan, which was quite young.

“Maybe things might have planned out differently at Middlesbrough if I hadn’t gone out.

“But I felt I learned so much from those loans. It was huge for me to get to where I am today.

“This is real football, 21s can be a little bit false at times. You need to be a lot more clever in what you do and aware of people around you.

“Things happen a lot quicker. It’s something I’ve learned from those loans and I’m ready to bring it at Bradford.

“As a kid you always want to play in front of all the fans in a big stadium. Bradford have got that in this league.

“All I can focus on is me and what I can do and hopefully I can do good things here. We’ll take game by game and I’m very much looking forward to it.”