CITY’S potential is starting to excite Gary Bowyer as he faces a selection dilemma over James Vaughan.

The skipper is available again for next weekend’s trip to struggling Morecambe after serving a one-game ban.

But Bowyer must decide who to leave out if he plans to accommodate the talisman figure at the Globe Arena.

City produced arguably their best team performance of the season beating Swindon in Vaughan’s absence.

Harry Pritchard impressed in a support role for target man Clayton Donaldson and Zeli Ismail gave a livewire display on the wing in his debut start in the league.

Bowyer said: “That’s what is exciting to build on.

“Zeli was making his first league start and we’re in October. We know there is more to come from him.

“He showed what a threat he was, in the first half especially. The more games he gets in, the stronger he is going to get.

“He just cramped up a little bit towards the end due to the amount of running he did and the intensity.

“It’s the same with Shay McCartan who has also been desperate to get going.

“But you need that competition from your squad.

“The players not in the team have got to bide their time and when they’re ready, they’ve got to grab it.”

Keeper Sam Hornby will stay at AFC Fylde until at least the new year after signing on loan for the non-league club.

With Richard O'Donnell beginning the season so strongly, Bowyer feels Hornby needs more game-time elsewhere.

The former Port Vale stopper, who joined City in the summer to challenge O'Donnell for the number one jersey, has been limited to just two cup appearances.

George Sykes-Kenworthy is set to understudy O'Donnell from the bench following his recent loan stint with Guiseley.