ROMAIN Vincelot reckons Shay McCartan's emergence has shown that squad power will be key for City's season.

The Irishman scored in both games over the new year weekend to fire the Bantams to back-to-back victories.

That was despite the forward not making a League One start for the previous four months.

Skipper Vincelot said: "The ones who play less and get the chance because others are missing want to be just as successful.

"It shows we have a good team and everybody wants to give all they can. You need that during a season.

"It's not easy when you are a footballer to just wait and keep working but Shay did that and now he's got the reward.

"During the season you will have some people unavailable but we're confident that there are people who can fill the gap – and do more than that.

"When you're a bit tired, you have someone who will be fresher and do well. It's hard to wait sometimes and he did that. It's great for him and for the team as well."

City are looking to make up to four additions during this month to bolster resources that have been hit by injuries.

Vincelot is also keeping his fingers crossed that City can nail down loan duo Alex Gilliead and Luke Hendrie for the remainder of the season.

He said: "We're doing well and the team spirit is very good. We want to keep that. The best way to do that is to keep the ones who create that and hopefully we will be able to do it."

Vincelot was the one outfield player to be on the field for every minute of City's four games over the holiday period. Matt Kilgallon, the only member of Stuart McCall's squad older than the Frenchman, was rested for the Fleetwood trip.

"We had plenty of players missing and I think everybody who was involved gave everything," said Vincelot.

"Everyone is tired at this point with all the games we've had. But it's about mentality."

Peterborough, meanwhile, have had a bid accepted for Ipswich striker Kieffer Moore, one of the names believed to be on City's list for the transfer window.

But Rotherham, where Moore scored 13 times during his half-season loan, are still thought to be favourites if the Championship club decide to sell.