Bradford boss Phil Parkinson claims Nahki Wells is back to his best after the striker's double downed struggling Aldershot 2-0.
The Bermudan international scored twice in the first half, taking his tally to 10 league goals, to condemn the Shots to their first defeat in five games - maintaining their place at the foot of League Two.
But Parkinson believes Wells' work-rate was the difference after the 22-year-old ended his three-game dry spell in front of goal.
"He was back to his best and creating opportunities with his persistence," said Parkinson. "He's a pest, and when he's a pest and he closes people down and creates opportunities for himself - that's when he's at his best.
"No game is ever easy, Aldershot haven't lost too many players from the team that was doing really well last year, we know they've struggled to score goals but we also know they've been fighting for their manager.
"All the reports we've had are that they've been rolling up their sleeves and competing, so we knew we'd have to be strong to get the result."
Despite the defeat Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth vowed to get the club back on track.
"I want us to turn it around next week and I believe we will. I think I've seen enough over the last four games to show we have enough quality and the players to do that," he said.
"I've never once doubted the team spirit because they're hurting as much as I am when we lose, and when we win we win together. We need to make sure we carry on that team spirit.
"Up until we made the individual error we were in the game but, as we've seen before, the first goal changes everything. All the preparation goes out of the window. I thought Sonny Bradley handled (the mistake) really well, he didn't let it get to him, it was an honest mistake, it was unforced, but we'd like one of those given to us at some point soon."