AND THEN there were just two survivors from City’s summer of 2018.

The much-derided transfer window of two years ago saw Edin Rahic lead the recruitment charge.

It was meant to be a new era, an exciting mix to take the Bantams in a different direction. Instead, they sunk without trace.

One of the highest-earning squad in League One that season turned out to be the strongest – only in that they finished a wretched campaign holding up the rest from bottom spot.

The financial hangover was still felt last year with big pay packets still eating heavily into the budget for Gary Bowyer’s unsuccessful bid for an instant revival.

So, it came as no surprise when the axe was swung on those coming out of contract. The likes of the under-achieving Hope Akpan and Kelvin Mellor and long-term casualty Joe Riley knew the writing was on the wall.

That leaves just two of the cast from Rahic’s “summer of madness”, Connor Wood and Anthony O’Connor.

Two of the better players from a wasted campaign still have another year on their original deals.

Richard O’Donnell could make it three if talks to keep him come up with a suitable offer on the table at some point.

But what happened to the rest of the class of 2018. Where are they now?

Josh Wright, flagged up as the unfortunate poster boy of the Rahic reign, returned to former club Leyton Orient last summer where he has become a leading figure as the club continue to come to terms with the death of Justin Edinburgh.

As captain, Wright missed only one of Orient’s 36 league games through injury and scored eight goals. The jeers from travelling City fans in December’s goalless draw fell on deaf ears – although DJ brother Mark could not resist biting back on social media.

Sean Scannell’s August move to Blackpool caught everyone on the hop as Harry Pritchard made the reverse trip.

But Scannell’s injury issues followed him to the west coast and he played just a dozen games, the last on Boxing Day, before being released when the season ended.

City fans need no reminding about Eoin Doyle’s promotion-winning year at Swindon where he finished with a league-leading 25 goals – none in claret and amber.

As a free agent, Swindon face competition to get him back for next season with Mansfield and Salford both signalling an early interest.

Doyle fared far better than former City strike partner George Miller, who featured for just 17 minutes with Barnsley before being farmed out on loan again to Scunthorpe. He scored just once in 19 appearances.

Lewis O’Brien, the stand-out performer in City’s League One demise, carried on where he left off back at Huddersfield. The 21-year-old’s star continues to burn bright.

Having signed a new three-year deal on his Terriers return, O’Brien made 29 league appearances and had the fourth best tackles-per-game average in the Championship.

His old Huddersfield team-mate Jack Payne started off well at new club Lincoln but fell away as his team did. He played 30 times, scoring twice, but started only once after November – and was taken off at half-time in a loss at Sunderland.

David Ball, another to emerge from City’s relegation with reputation intact, accepted a lucrative deal to head Down Under and join Wellington Phoenix in Australia’s A League. He has scored six in 19 games for the New Zealand side, who are chasing their first title when they hope to resume the suspended competition against leaders Sydney FC on July 17.

City’s former back-up goalkeeper Ben Wilson went from bottom of League One to top with winners Coventry, without being directly involved.

Wilson played all of the Sky Blues’ seven cup games – but could not shift Marko Marosi to appear in the league.

Thomas Isherwood went back to his native Sweden to join Ostersunds after failing to make the grade at City. After making 18 appearances, the centre half has just started the new 2021 campaign with a clean sheet against Orebro.

That leaves Sherwin Seedorf, the Dutch winger who failed to live up to his potential or famous surname in a “blink and you missed it” spell at Valley Parade.

He played in the third tier of Spanish football with FC Jumilla after leaving City before joining Motherwell last summer.

Seedorf played 28 times, mostly from the bench, with three goals as Stuart McCall’s old club finished the best of the rest in a distant third spot behind Rangers and champions Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.

He can look forward to a place in the Europa League qualifiers in October.