DELROY FACEY is hunting derby goals against Bradford and today told his new Town colleagues: "Let's rise to the challenge!"

The 24-year-old can't wait to get cracking at Valley Parade, especially as he spent six matches on loan with Bradford from Bolton in 2002.

Now, he's keen to re-open his Town scoring account - it stands at 15 goals in 41 League starts - for manager Peter Jackson and help Town gain revenge for December's 1-0 Galpharm defeat by Colin Todd's side.

While City are eyeing only a second ever League double over Town - and a first in more than 80 years - Facey's return is even more poignant because Bradford were one of the half dozen clubs to inquire about taking him on loan from Hull last week before he signed for Jackson.

"I've settled in well this week, all the lads have made me really welcome and, in many respects, it feels like I've never been away," said Facey today.

"It's great to know the manager has been pleased with me and it's great to know we've got such a big game to look forward to on Saturday - because there is none bigger for either Bradford or for Town.

"When I signed here, I knew there was the big derby on the horizon and, if I can get a couple of goals and help Town win, that will be fantastic."

Facey believes Town are much better organised as a club under Jackson than when he left, something which could entice him to stay longer than his initial month's loan.

"From my point of view, I'm just going to knuckle down, work hard and hopefully hit my best form," he added. "I want to play better and get some goals for myself, but I also want to help the younger lads if I can and use the experience I've gained.

"That means making sure everyone is ready for a real battle on Saturday.

"I know some of the lads have not been involved in a big derby before, so we have to be mentally ready as well as physically ready. From the temperament I've seen among the squad this week, I don't think it will faze anyone and, if we play like we did in the first half against Oldham, then I'm sure we can come away with a victory."

Town will have around 4,500 fans at Valley Parade, where City scored a 4-0 win in 1921-22 to secure their only League derby double following a 2-1 win at Leeds Road.

City have Dean Windass fit - his son Josh plays for Town's Academy - and David Wetherall back from suspension.