CITY are casting an eye over teenage German scoring sensation Joel Grodowski.

The 19-year-old has scored a whopping 94 goals in two seasons for PSV Bork in their regional league, including 53 from 30 appearances last term.

Grodowski’s phenomenal record earned him a trial with Borussia Dortmund in April. But they decided against signing him for the under-23s because of a medical concern with his back.

The lanky 6ft 1in striker has signed a year's deal as part of the club's development squad.

He will not be appearing in tomorrow’s opening friendly against Park Avenue. Instead, Grodowski will join the likes of Callum Gunner, Curtis Peters and Alex Laird for an under-21s game at Harrogate.

Australian centre half Lachlan Barr, 22, is also expected to join up with the development group after joining the club until January.

Barr, who had a previous trial with City, has been with FC Internationale Berlin.

City will send a strong squad to Horsfall Stadium to face Mark Bower’s Avenue, which is likely to include Alex Gilliead after his second loan spell from Newcastle was confirmed today.

All the new signings should get a run-out. Paul Taylor has recovered from a bout of food poisoning which saw him miss two days training earlier this week.

Stuart McCall said: “It’s not like last year when we went there just before the season. This will be the full squad with maybe one trialist if that.

“It’s nice to get out on the pitch again and the full 22 will get 45 minutes each.

“We’ll probably play different formations just to make sure we get everyone out there.

“We’re doing a lot of ball work in training. Nothing dynamic but we’ll work on our long kicking and things like that because we hadn’t really done any crossing or shooting before yesterday.

“I wouldn’t expect the lads to steam in full pelt into tackles. It’s about getting through, getting a good touch of the ball and building up a bit of game time and confidence.”

McCall will decide between Ellis Hudson and Tyrell Robinson over who will feature against Avenue or Harrogate. But Omari Patrick is expected to be involved for the senior side.

The City chief added: “We always like to play Park Avenue. It’s good for the city as two Bradford teams and it will be nice to see Bowser again.

“I don’t know the ins and outs of it but I know he’s done a decent job since going there.

“I’m not sure what their ambitions for this season are. I know they won’t be as big as a lot of clubs in that division – Terry Dolan is always telling me that.”