Peter Taylor has urged Louis Moult not to let his head drop in his fight for a first-team place at Bradford.
Moult, 18, joined Taylor's squad in the summer from Stoke on loan until January, but has made only seven starts in 13 appearances and has dropped down the pecking order following the recent arrival of Jason Price on loan from Carlisle.
Taylor said: "The trouble is we can only play 11. Jason Price looked absolutely different class when he came on in the second half against Cheltenham. Would you put Moulty in ahead of him?
"I honestly do think there's enough time and a place for everyone. I think Moulty will play."
Taylor added: "I speak to Stoke on a regular basis and they're happy with things. They know it's another learning situation for him.
"Louis isn't close to Stoke's first team at the moment but that's not the case here. He got another 30 minutes for us on Saturday and that will help him."