MARK Trueman insisted City will look stronger for their busy transfer window.

Danny Rowe last night became the sixth January addition and the Bantams have not finished yet.

The Oldham striker signed on an initial 18-month deal for an undisclosed fee – but it is the most the club have splashed out in the mid-season window since Charlie Wyke in 2017.

With 11 days left before the deadline, City are still aiming to recruit another frontman and winger.

Four players have also left Valley Parade this month – and others on the fringes could follow.

It has been a major reshuffle of the squad under interim bosses Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars as the club look to rebuild following a tough first half of the season.

Trueman said: “It’s been a good window so far. I think we’ve strengthened in areas and people who we couldn’t provide the game time to have left the club.

“We are bringing players in who have played quite a lot of football so that transition is smoother.

“If you’re off the bench or thrown in to start, they are probably further in their fitness levels to go and perform.

“Some of the players (who have gone) weren’t playing a lot under the previous manager Stuart (McCall) so, if anything, it has put us in a better situation.”

Three successive postponements have left the Bantams playing catch up with those around them in the battle for League Two safety.

Saturday’s trip to new leaders Cambridge will be their first game for 25 days and kicks off a hectic schedule that will see them play on six of the next seven Tuesday nights.

Trueman welcomes the increased competition for places – and stressed that all will be needed.

“The next month or so is going to be as busy as the Christmas period,” he added.

“It’s all about the team, I said it from when we first took over and the squad that we inherited.

“We’re all about the team, it’s not just about that 11.

“It’s going to be more important that every player in the squad is ready to do their bit when asked to.

“We had to rotate the team at times over Christmas, like in the Tranmere game, and it will be just as important over these next two months with so many fixtures.

“I think we worked it quite well over that last busy period and nobody really broke down.

“You are going to pick up injuries and knocks and possibly suspensions, although hopefully not, but that’s part of the game.

“It’s important that we do manage and make the right decisions and that’s where the coaching staff must all pull together in the right direction.

“The players must also be honest with themselves as well. I think they’ve been good with that so far – if they have been fatigued, we’ve been able to manage that.

“The more players we’ve got game-ready, and those coming in have played a lot already, then it’s only going to strengthen us.”

It is understood that Rowe, who was out of contract at the end of the season, had more lucrative offers on the table but was determined to push through a move to City.

The 31-year-old made his name as a prolific scorer with non-league AFC Fylde before joining Oldham 12 months ago. He has netted eight times this season, including one in the FA Cup at Valley Parade.