GARY Bowyer is looking to juggle his budget to make room for further reinforcements to his City squad.

The Bantams boss has admitted that players may need to be moved on to create more space.

But he believes there is still a bit of wiggle room within the wage bill to add to the 10 new faces already brought in this summer.

Trialists Chris Taylor, Nortei Nortey, Andy Taylor and Luke Wall are still training with the club and Bowyer hopes space can be found.

He said: “We are trying. There are one or two key areas that I still feel need strengthening and it’s a case of priorities on that.”

Midfielder Chris Taylor showed up well in the second half against Liverpool but was unavailable to feature in the Eccleshill game on Tuesday for family reasons.

Left back Andy Taylor has been laid low by a bout of sickness and diarrhoea and Bowyer continues to monitor former Chelsea trainee Nortey.

Wall, who came through the youth ranks at Blackburn under the City boss, was the only player to feature in both the Brighouse and Eccleshill games. He again caught the eye in central midfield at the Mitton Group Stadium.

Jermaine Anderson is back in contention for Saturday’s clash with Championship Wigan after sitting it out against Liverpool with a tight groin.

Bowyer will also check on Zeli Ismail, Paudie O’Connor and Shay McCartan, who are yet to be involved in the friendlies.

He added: “Zeli had a sore back in the first couple of days that took a bit longer to settle down.

“He’s playing a little catch-up in terms of fitness levels but I watched him the other day training with the physios in the rehab and he was flying.

“We hope (he could be involved) but you obviously have to take into consideration the level of the game for his first one. We’ll see how he continues to go.

“Paudie has had a tight quad and there was no need to risk that on Tuesday, especially where the pitch was a bit hard.

“Shay has been sore with his calf and we’re just making sure that is right. But again, he has been out on the grass and is making progress on that.

“And we certainly expect Jermaine to come back in. He would have played on Sunday if it was a league game.”

Bowyer sees the Valley Parade visit from Paul Cook’s Wigan as another useful exercise building up to the season opener in just over a fortnight.

“I love the way Cooky, Leam Richardson and Anthony Barry get the team set up and the way they play,” he said.

“It will be a good test again defensively without the ball. We also want to improve with it."