Bradford City will plunge into the transfer market if their relegation fears continue to worsen.

City chairman Geoffrey Richmond today promised that action would be taken unless the team can pull out of the nose-dive which has seen them lose four on the trot.

Richmond and boss Nicky Law will review the position after the next three games. And if City are still deep in trouble, then they will act before the transfer deadline on March 28.

Richmond said: "Obviously we've got the games coming up against Rotherham on Saturday, Burnley next Wednesday and then Crewe the following weekend. At that stage we are four or five days ahead of the deadline.

"We will have five games to go compared with our competitors' four. And we have agreed that on the Sunday following the Crewe game if the situation is still precarious in our judgement, then we will go to plan B.

"We will press the panic button and strengthen prior to the transfer deadline. I don't want to have to do it because we won't necessarily be bringing in the players we would be in the summer when the value is so much greater.

"But survival is absolutely paramount. I actually believe we are a very few points away but I won't put our First Division place at risk - if we have to press the panic button, we will do so."

David Wetherall continues his comeback for the reserves against Everton at Odsal tonight (7pm) and Richmond sees his possible return as a timely boost.

"Saturday may possibly be too soon for him but the prospect of Wetherall returning is a massive bonus.

"I was also very impressed with young Mark Bower's performance against Birmingham. He was tremendous and has done himself a power of good.

"Yes, we lost the game. But while it's absolutely fair to say that I've been hugely critical at times, I thought the effort and spirit shown on Tuesday, particularly in the second half, was superb.

"They showed tremendous character and a lot of skill and were very, very unfortunate. But if we keep playing that tempo and at that level of skill then we haven't anything to fear in the rest of the season.

"There is a lot of panic and a lot of doom and gloom but I would rather be able to call upon our players than any of the other teams down there."