LEE Evans should be a City player again by the end of the week.

The midfielder, whose short-term stay from Wolves is officially up today, was among half a dozen out on loan who have been recalled by the Championship side.

Evans spent Monday and Tuesday training back at his parent club so that boss Kenny Jackett could check on his progress.

But after conversations between the two clubs, the Bantams are confident of bringing the Welshman back for a second loan spell.

City boss Phil Parkinson confirmed: "We'll hopefully do a deal with Evo next week."

Jackett yesterday allowed another fringe midfielder, Jed Wallace, to join Millwall and is understood to be relaxed about 21-year-old Evans' situation.

It would be a major boost for City to retain his services on the back of securing Kyel Reid for the rest of the season from Preston.

Evans has been an influential figure in central midfield since arriving in August, making 19 appearances and scoring twice.

He has been the mainstay in that area with Gary Liddle and Billy Knott, last season's preferred duo, alternating alongside him.

Evans had missed only two league games before the Gillingham defeat last week – both times while away on international duty with Wales under-21s.

He watched from the bench at the Priestfield Stadium after Parkinson opted to leave him out of the squad, wary that his focus might be affected because of his imminent return to Wolves. The City boss afterwards admitted it had been a mistake.

Evans is still available for this afternoon's FA Cup clash with Bury before his current loan expires.

Meanwhile, Reid is delighted to extend his second stint at Valley Parade and insists there is more to come.

"It was a no brainer to make that decision because everyone knows the history I've got with the club," he said.

"It's a good opportunity for me now to get my head down as I'm committed to this club to the end of the season.

"I know the club, the management and the staff here. The players wanted me to stay, which feels good.

"I can just focus on playing games, getting my head down and not worry about anything else.

"At my age now, playing is the main thing and to do that for a club like this is a bonus.

"When I first came back, I saw it as a chance in that short period of time to get back up to scratch.

"I've played a lot of games now and it's up to me to get that level of consistency in my performances for the rest of the season."