GARY Bowyer is eyeing more deadline-day business as he warned City to wise up fast to League Two.

A striker is likely to be on his radar as the Bantams boss tries to add to his 13 signings before the transfer window shuts at 5pm.

It is his final chance until January to bring in another player to a squad who have suffered back-to-back league losses.

Bowyer kept his team in the dressing room for 40 minutes after Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at Crewe, who turned it round after James Vaughan had put City in front.

The Bantams boss dished out a few home truths and told his players that their attitude must improve.

“We cannot expect just to turn up and win,” he said. “At no level of football can you do that.

“When we go 1-0 up, we’ve got to continue. That’s not happening at this moment.

“We’ve got to change that very quickly.

“People obviously see us as a scalp because we’ve come down and with the size of the club.

“We’ve got to be able to handle that and be ruthless throughout.”

City played 3-5-2 for the first time but Bowyer insisted that was not the reason behind a defeat which dropped them into mid-table.

He added: “Whether it’s new players or formations, the principles of the game don’t change and they never will.

You’ve got to defend properly and we didn’t do that for the two goals. It’s not been good enough.

“We’ve got to learn very quickly that it’s never done. You have to keep going.”

Latest signing Harry Pritchard was registered in time to play and came off the bench. He missed one of City’s best chances to equalise with a diving header over the bar.

Bowyer still hopes to beat the tea-time deadline and utilise the space within the wage budget created by Sean Scannell’s exit to Blackpool.

“We’re still looking. If the right opportunity comes along for somebody and we feel he can improve the group, we’ll look to do that.

“We’ll crack on and see where we are at 5pm.”

On Scannell’s departure, he added: “League One football was the attraction for Sean and we wish him all the best.”