JOHN Vaughan is already making his mark with City’s goalkeepers, according to Gary Bowyer.

The squad are in the second week of pre-season but the Bantams boss can see the impression the experienced coach is having on Richard O’Donnell, Sam Hornby and George Sykes-Kenworthy.

Bowyer feels they are very fortunate to have the 54-year-old in the role after he left Barnsley.

He said: “It’s a specialist position and we’re very lucky to have got someone who had just got promoted to the Championship.

“You only have to look at the development of the boy (Adam) Davies who has now gone to Stoke. You saw how well he has done at Barnsley over a period of time.

“John’s been around and got loads of experience. He’s worked with some quality managers so he’s going to help me as well.

“The impact that he has had on the goalies here already has been very good.”

O’Donnell was effectively coaching himself in the middle of last season following the exit of Steve Banks before Bowyer brought in Maik Taylor short term.

Bowyer added: “It’s such an important position. You can dominate a game but one shot, one cross and that can cost you.

“You’re seeing it more and more where there are coaches for when you’re in possession and when you’re not.

“The goalie has been a specialist in his area for a hundred years of more so why shouldn’t it be treated the same as the outfield.

"The first time I met John we shared our views on football and they married up. He lives locally as well so we were delighted to be able to bring him in."