STUART McCall is content with his squad numbers as the transfer window heads into the final fortnight.

The Bantams boss may still be in the market in a couple of areas – and one more striker remains a possibility.

The international transfer window shuts on Monday night but McCall has been working towards the domestic-only extension which runs until 5pm on October 16 for any late loans.

Bryce Hosannah’s arrival for the season from Leeds earlier this week marked his sixth signing, following hot on the heels of Gareth Evans returning to the club after a nine-year absence.

And with the full squad currently fit going into their unexpected free weekend, McCall sees no reason to force the situation.

He said: “Everyone’s doing well and we’ve got all 24 outfield players training. The lads who aren't in the team at the moment have been excellent.

“I put on a drill yesterday I used to do at Rangers because it was the only time I had that many players.

“You look at the fixtures coming up when we start going Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday and it only needs a couple of injuries or bit of tiredness.

“We’ll see what happens in the rest of the window and things can obviously change quickly but there’s nothing else imminent.”

McCall will give the players a free weekend after the scheduled game at Grimsby was called off because of a positive COVID test for Mariners midfielder Jock Curran. But he has used the opportunity to put in extra work on the training ground.

“We had two tough sessions morning and afternoon yesterday and we’ll do the same today.

“Everyone’s available and we can have in-house games. We’ll get a lot of good football in.

“We’ve got good enough numbers to have some really strong high-intensity sessions.

“We’re all hugely disappointed we haven’t got a game to look forward to. But it’s soon going to get very busy.

“The only upside to not playing was the weather forecast of wind, rain and hail – so it might not be the worst weekend to miss.”

It is thought that City had explored the possibility of rearranging a game against Cheltenham, who were also facing a blank Saturday.

But Michael Duff’s side, who missed out last week because they had been due to play Grimsby, will play their intended fixture against Leyton Orient.

The O’s have been medically cleared again to return having postponed their previous two games after numerous tests for the virus among their players came back positive.

City are back in action on Tuesday in the EFL Trophy against Wolves under-21s at Valley Parade. McCall has never been a fan of the competition but sees it as a useful exercise.

He said: “I think it’s a really good game for us to have now.

“The negative for me when you are used to getting 14,000-15,000 at Valley Parade was having hardly anyone there.

“It’s good to blood the young ones in these games but if you’re playing a few of the senior lads that can be a problem for them.

“But unfortunately that’s what football is like all the time now. You haven’t got the crowds so it’s no different in the ground from a normal league game.”