FORGOTTEN man Jake Reeves is undergoing a summer rehab programme to get back in City’s plans.

The midfielder has not featured in a game since January last year after undergoing groin surgery and was not involved at all in the season just gone.

But Gary Bowyer insists he will continue to support Reeves, who has one more year left on the contract he signed when joining from Wimbledon for £150,000 in 2017.

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And the Bantams boss is cautiously hopeful that he is heading the right way in time for pre-season.

Bowyer said: “Reevesy is doing OK. He’s in through the summer and he’s doing all right with it.

“We’re obviously not putting any pressure on him and just seeing if the programme that he’s following at the moment goes well.

“Hopefully we’ll keep helping him throughout the summer and then we’ll have a better update come the start of pre-season.

“But apparently he is going the right way and he’s just got to keep that going.”

Reeves has suffered a series of setbacks since his last appearance against former club Wimbledon in January 2018 – Stuart McCall’s final home game in charge.

A succession of managers have been unable to get the 25-year-old back on the pitch but Bowyer remains optimistic that he can recover and play his part again in League Two.

He added: “We’ve spoke quite a bit about Reevesy but one thing he’s always been since I’ve been here is positive with it.

“It’s the worst part of being a professional footballer. I’ve been in that position and fully understand where he’s been at.

“But he’s doing all right at the moment so we’ll keep plugging away with him.”