CITY believe the days of bigger-name signings in League Two will be over if the salary cap is imposed.

Stuart McCall is already moulding his recruitment plans within the proposed limit for next season, which is understood to be £1.5 million.

A two-thirds majority from clubs would be needed to see a cap become law but the Bantams, who are firmly against it, insist they are not taking any chances in the meantime.

There is a compensation allowance written into year one of the proposal for players already under contract at clubs.

But City expect the cap will put an end to high-profile recruits being attracted to the division, such as James Vaughan who they signed last summer.

Director of communications Ryan Sparks said: “We’re in the entertainment business. This ultimately is a leisure activity to entertain people.

“We want to be able to do that and bring high-profile players to Valley Parade. If we can’t do that, we would have to look again at the way that we work.

“It’s unfair to supporters who may want to see high-profile names playing at Bradford.”

Vaughan and Clayton Donaldson brought extra attention on the Bantams after they were relegated from League One. The club also felt the financial boost of signing names well known within the game.

“This season didn’t pan out the way we wanted it to,” added Sparks. “But last summer people were really excited about watching Bradford City.

“We had some really high-profile exciting players and new ones coming to the club that we didn’t know much about. Initially we bore the fruit of that and people were excited.

“We had a new captain, who was high profile, and the fans warmed to him as he put the ball in the back of the net.

“James is an example of the type of player we were able to bring to the club and it brought us additional revenue. There’s no doubt about that.

“Commercially, there were companies clambering over themselves to sponsor him.

“Clayton Donaldson was the same and it was even in January with Lee Novak. There are players that people wanted to see.

“We increased shirts sales and numbers on backs of shirts. Sponsors were naturally more engaged and excited.”

City also fear for the implications that Leagues One and Two could become a turn-off for TV if the standard goes down because of the tighter controls on wages.

Sparks said: “These are some of the deeper points that I think some clubs in League Two aren’t concerning themselves with. Perhaps they don’t have the fanbase for that.

“But the bigger picture is the broadcaster. If the game lacks value at a certain level, who’s to say they are going to sponsor that, partner it and ultimately fund it?

“I believe the sport will retract in terms of its value at these levels. These are real issues and skating over them is not the right thing to do.

“It harms investment opportunities without a doubt.

"You might see improved stadiums and pitches but ultimately it’s the product on the field that keeps you in the EFL. People need to consider the long-term effects."