City were expected to complete another signing today if the unnamed player passed a medical.

The 24-year-old former Irish under-21 midfielder was flying in to Leeds-Bradford Airport to meet with City officials and was due to be whisked off for the medical before putting pen to paper.

The player is an experienced League One campaigner who manager Colin Todd hopes will fit into the left side of midfield.

Todd had to switch his attentions after losing patience with former Celtic wide man Bobby Petta, who stalled on an agreement to move to the club.

City have also been linked with former Valley Parade favourite Danny Cadamarteri but it seems any deal involving the Cleckheaton-born striker is doomed to failure.

Just a year after quitting Valley Parade, it was revealed that the speedy wide man was in Colin Todd's thoughts having been released by Sheffield United. But City chairman Julian Rhodes has knocked down reports linking City with the player.

Rhodes said: "Danny Cadamar-teri has been linked with a return but I am fairly sure that we will not be able to reach any form of agreement with regards a contract."

Should City get their man today, it will be the second signing this week.

Former England under-20s goalkeeper Russell Howarth signed from Tranmere Rovers on Tuesday on a two-year contract.

He joined the club as a replacement for Paul Henderson, who has joined Leicester City.

Howarth will be understudy to first-choice keeper Donovan Ricketts but with the big Jamaican stopper away on international duty during the pre-season games, there will be an immediate chance for Howarth to make his mark.