GARY Bowyer reckons City have had a good transfer window – but he’ll be happy when it shuts.

Bowyer made Blackpool midfielder Harry Pritchard his 13th capture for the club last night with Sean Scannell completing a move the other way.

Scannell’s exit, after mutually agreeing to cancel his contract, removed one of the higher earners off the wage bill.

Bowyer, who has previously said that it will take a couple of windows to forge the squad he wants, hopes that will still allow him to get at least one more in before the Monday deadline.

But equally, he will be relieved to get rid of the distraction then and be able to concentrate fully on matters on the field.

He said: “Hopefully we can get another one or two, then I’ll be delighted with the work that we’ve initially done.

“It’s a little bit of a relief when the window shuts. Everyone can calm down and you know where you are for a couple of months and crack on.

“I don’t have to answer the phone as much as what I’m doing at this moment in time.

“We can’t control anybody coming in for any of ours. But that’s the nature of it.

“If that window is then shut, everybody has that certainty for three or four months that you are where you are.”

Bowyer knows the transfer window can be unsettling for players.

“I’ve seen it first-hand with a couple of players in my time in management,” he added.

“I tell you, it’s a bit of a nightmare when you’re playing your season and the window is still open.

“It has to affect them. You’re only human and somebody all of a sudden whispers in your ear that a team in a higher league might be available.

“As a result of that, your wages are going to double. Of course, it’s going to unsettle you a little bit.

“It’s a case of having to manage that and get through it. You get clarity once that window is closed at 5pm.”

Pritchard, who joined on a two-year deal, was signed by Bowyer at Blackpool after a prolific scoring run for non-league Maidenhead United. He netted six goals in his first season in League One.

He was registered in time to be involved at Crewe this afternoon.