GARY Bowyer thanked his City bosses after taking his summer shopping spree to 15 before the transfer window shut.

The Bantams added two more on deadline-day – QPR striker Aramide Oteh and Wimbledon winger Dylan Connolly both arriving on season-long loans.

Bowyer praised the help he had got from the Valley Parade hierarchy towards the squad overhaul he felt was needed following relegation from League One.

“We have done well in recruiting players during this window,” he said. “A big thanks has to go to Stefan Rupp and Julian Rhodes for their backing and support.”

Oteh, who scored a penalty against Leeds for QPR in the FA Cup, spent the second half of last season at Walsall.

The speedy frontman, who turns 21 next week, will provide much-needed back-up for James Vaughan and Clayton Donaldson.

Bowyer said: “Aramide will be a good addition to our frontline and we are looking forward to working with him.

“He is a good lad, who looks to run in behind, and has had a taste of league football.”

Irishman Connolly, 24, only joined Wimbledon from Dundalk in January. His loan deal was rushed through to beat the 5pm deadline.

“He wanted to join us straight away and it all happened very quickly,” added the City chief.

“Dylan is a very quick and exciting winger, who loves to take on defenders.”

Neither of the loan signings are available to feature in the Trophy game at Bolton tonight.

Recent arrivals Jamie Devitt, Callum Cooke and Harry Pritchard are all expected to be involved against Keith Hill's side, who were the busiest by far on deadline day with a raft of deals.