STUART McCall admits there are still far more questions than answers as he plots a way forward for City.

McCall is keen to stamp his mark on the squad in his third spell at the Valley Parade helm.

The club yesterday revealed that 10 players will leave when their contracts are up at the end of next month.

Jake Reeves, Kelvin Mellor, Shay McCartan, Jordan Gibson, Jermaine Anderson, Hope Akpan, Adam Henley, Danny Devine, Joe Riley and George Sykes-Kenworthy have all been released as McCall culls the squad he inherited from Gary Bowyer.

But the picture is still unclear over how much he can start rebuilding towards whenever next season will begin.

He said: “I’ve had agents coming on to me about players but there’s nothing we can do at this moment in time.

“First and foremost, we don’t know when anything will start.

“It’s no good us trying to bring in players now if we’re not going to start back playing until, let’s say, November behind closed doors.

“It might be earlier, nobody knows. But we can’t have people on contracts that aren’t playing – I don’t think many clubs can.

“We can’t sign people on July 1 if they aren’t going to playing for three or four months. Can you even furlough new signings?”

City are still waiting for the EFL to announce a vote on ending the current campaign. Every club in League Two have indicated they are against carrying on because of the huge financial cost.

But the Bantams have become the latest team to announce which players will be leaving. Scunthorpe and Colchester did it almost a month ago.

Richard O'Donnell is the only out-of-contract member of the squad that McCall is trying to keep and talks are continuing.

McCall’s squad building will be further restricted by the proposed salary cap that the EFL are keen to bring in for the bottom two divisions.

A national report claimed that the League Two spending ceiling could be as low as £1.25 million for next season. City’s wage bill in 2019/2020 is believed to be around the £2.8 million mark.

McCall said: “It is a strong possibility that we’re going to have a salary cap so, again, we need to know what that is before we can start offering contracts.

“We can’t be saying to players, ‘we can offer this amount’ when we still don’t know how much money there will be available.”

Those still under contract at City for next season are predominantly in similar positions.

All four strikers, James Vaughan, Lee Novak, Clayton Donaldson and Kurtis Guthrie have a year to go.

It is the same with centre halves Anthony O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton and rookie Tyler French while Paudie O’Connor’s contract runs until 2022.

City also have three left backs available, Connor Wood, Jackson Longridge and youngster Reece Staunton.

The only senior midfielders on the books are Harry Pritchard and winger Zeli Ismail.

It is an unbalanced scenario that McCall will be keen to get cracking on – but only when he knows what he is working with and for when.

He said: “It’s difficult to plan for anything. There have been loads of different things talked about.

“I’ve seen one idea that Premier League clubs will loan players for nothing. If that’s the case, you would follow that route.

"If you could get someone like that for nothing, why would you bring in a permanent player on £1,500 a week? There are lots of things to take in.”