GARY Bowyer reckons City are starting to show the style he wants as they try to make it four wins out of five tomorrow.

The sixth-placed Bantams aim to pile the misery on struggling hosts Scunthorpe and continue to build momentum.

But they must do it without suspended centre half Ben Richards-Everton, who begins his three-game ban for last week’s red card.

City played with a swagger at times in the 3-1 win over Carlisle and Bowyer hopes to see more of the same.

The Bantams boss has outlined from the start that he wants a team capable of playing attractive football.

He said: “We’re getting there and working towards it, for sure. It’s a bedding-in process and takes time building relationships.

“It’s about Kelvin (Mellor) building his relationship with Dylan Connolly, Connor Wood and Harry Pritchard and obviously those two wide men building a relationship with the strikers.

“You’ve also got Cookie (Callum Cooke) and Matty Palmer in midfield. Last week was the first time they’ve played together from the start.

“We’ve just got to make sure we continue to do that.”

Richards-Everton’s absence is a blow as City will lose his physical presence in the heart of the defence.

Bowyer could partner the two O’Connors in there or move Mellor into the middle alongside Paudie and recall Adam Henley at right back. He played the full 90 minutes against Man City under-21s.

Bowyer was also impressed with Tyler French on Tuesday and added: “They are all pushing to take Ben’s place.

“Ben has made a big impression and there’s still more to come from him. There are areas of his game we feel he can develop further.

“We keep telling him the sky’s the limit for him in terms of how far he wants to go in his career.

“There was no need for him to be involved in that challenge but that’s all part of learning. He’s gutted that he’s not involved.

“We are blessed with options that are available to us. That comes from the amount of work that was put in during the summer.”

Jermaine Anderson could also return to the squad after taking a knock in training on Monday.

Scunthorpe have had a sticky start and sit second from bottom with only five points under new boss Paul Hurst.

Bowyer said: “I think everybody is surprised where they are currently. But they’ve got a very good manager who knows this league.

“He has set about rebuilding the club and that takes time.”