GARY Bowyer will not be drawn on speculation linking City with Callum Cooke and Jamie Devitt as he targets a new recruit before the weekend.

The Bantams boss is hoping to bring in an 11th signing in time for the home clash with Forest Green.

He insists any new arrival must be the “right character” to fit into a team starting to flex their muscles in League Two after recording back-to-back wins for the first time since New Year’s Day.

But Bowyer is again keeping his cards close to his chest regarding their identity.

He said: “I obviously know Callum because I had him at Blackpool.

“You see it now where managers talk about players but until anything’s done, I’m not going to discuss people at other clubs. I don’t think it’s right.

“It’s part and parcel of the media hype and obviously sometimes there are agendas for clubs and agents.

“But we just go about our business professionally. If we can get something done, we’d like to try and bring a fresh face in for Saturday.

“With the group we’ve got, and how they are, it’s got to be the right person to come into that.”

It is thought that midfield is an area where Bowyer wants to strengthen before the transfer deadline shuts a week on Monday. He is also looking for a replacement up front after Eoin Doyle joined Swindon on a season-long loan.

Midfielder Cooke is on the transfer list at Peterborough and Posh boss Darren Ferguson and owner Darragh MacAnthony have both mentioned City’s interest in him.

Devitt, who had a loan spell at Valley Parade for Phil Parkinson in 2011, only joined Blackpool in July.

But he has not featured since Simon Grayson took over and the former Bantams boss has hinted that certain summer signings could be available for loan or permanent moves.

Asked if he was optimistic about a signing this week, Bowyer added: “That’s an interesting word when there are so many parties involved. But I'd certainly like to think so.

“As I’ve said, it’s like a domino effect. You are waiting for one and if that club signs him then you can have another and so on.

“It’s important we bring the right character to fit in with this group.

"It’s a new team and we’re putting that together. It does take time.

“We’ve had people that have gone down injured and others have come in and taken their opportunity.

“Everybody is together with it and it’s really impressive at this moment in time.”