GARY Bowyer is taking an open-minded approach to City’s summer overhaul.

The Bantams boss has already been running the rule over trialists as his squad revamp prepares to get underway.

Having confirmed that non-league defender Tyler French is one of those he could potentially bring in, Bowyer insisted he will explore every possibility – including looking abroad.

He said: “We’ve got to recruit from everywhere.

“It doesn’t matter where they are coming from or what country as long as they are committed and can come and play at the level we’re playing at and be a success.

“The initial inquiries have certainly been interesting in terms of how many people want to come and play for Bradford even after a year of relegation.

“It’s down to us then to cut our cloth accordingly and see if we can get the right players in that can hopefully make a difference for us next season.”

Bowyer has tapped into the overseas market previously and is willing to do that again.

He has also been impressed this week with versatile 20-year-old French, who currently plays for AFC Sudbury in the Bostik League.

“It’s about going round and picking good players,” he added. “It doesn’t matter what age or where from.

“That’s what we’ve got plans to do.

“We’ve been fortunate with one or two foreign boys that I’ve brought in to the country and how they’ve got on. That might be another avenue that I look at.

“But obviously it all hinges on budget.”

Youngsters Danny Devine and Luca Colville are expected to get more game-time this afternoon to convince the manager what they can do as City bring the curtain down on their troubled campaign at home to Wimbledon.

The Dons are one of five clubs still scrambling to avoid the three remaining League One relegation slots alongside City.

It has been a fortnight since the Bantams were relegated but that has given Bowyer a slight head-start in terms of planning for next season.

He said: “I understand that view but the clubs in and around it now will already have list A if they are in League One and list B if they go down to League Two. Those plans will have been drawn up.

“Obviously, the fact we’ve had a little bit more certainty a bit quicker enables us to have made a bit more progress.

“But we’re in this vicious circle now where one player might become available or someone else but until everything is sorted it’s one of those games at the moment.

“The work is going in and I’ve been excited to a degree with what possibly might be coming our way. But there’s a lot of ‘if ifs and ands were pots and pans’ right now.”

French, who has recently had trials with Barnsley and Charlton, is under contract at his Suffolk club until next summer and would command a fee.