GARY Bowyer has hinted that the future of his coaching staff is likely to hinge on relegation.

No decisions have yet been made on what will happen with Andy Todd, Martin Drury and Anton McElhone beyond the end of the season next month.

Bowyer recently signed a two-year deal to secure his own long-term security.

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But it appears that the position of his coaching staff remains up in the air for now – and finances are expected to have an impact with City facing the drop to League Two.

The Bantams boss said: “There will be certain areas of the football club that will come down to that if we weren’t to still be in this division.

“Nothing has been decided at the moment. From that point of view, it will always come down to sitting down with Julian (Rhodes) at the end of the season and ultimately what division we are in and where we’re at with that.

“But my focus right now is not really on that so I can’t give you a clear idea. Our main aim for now is the team.”

Number two Todd, who previously worked as Bowyer’s assistant at Blackpool, penned a short-term deal for the rest of the season when the pair took the job just under six weeks ago.

McElhone is understood to have another year on his contract. He arrived at Valley Parade at the end of November as David Hopkin’s assistant after leaving New England Revolution.

Drury signed a three-year deal last summer when he was unveiled as part of the coaching trio headed by Michael Collins. Goalkeeping coach Maik Taylor’s deal runs out after the final game.

Bowyer already admits that City have reached a “win or bust” scenario going into their last five matches eight points off safety.

Anything less than victory at Bristol Rovers this afternoon is set to seal their fate at the bottom of the table.

But despite a run of five straight defeats pushing them to the brink, Bowyer is still relishing his return to management after a seven-month absence.

“I love it,” he added. “It’s not an easy gig but it’s a great job.

“There’s the excitement of this game and what we can do to motivate and inspire these players.

“At the same time, my phone has not stopped ringing all week with agents and people wanting to put forward names of players who want to come here for next season.

“From what I’m told about the season-ticket sales, that excites me as well because the fans have been terrific.

“We’ve just got to keep the excitement going and look to continue to build in the summer.”