DEREK Adams is likely to take his time in naming a Valley Parade assistant manager.

Adams has spent his first week as the new boss on a working break in Scotland.

Recruitment is his priority and beginning the task of moulding the squad he has inherited into one that can live up to the promotion expectations.

But the announcement of a number two is going to have to wait.

Paul Wotton, his assistant at Plymouth, would have appeared the obvious choice.

But he signed a long-term deal as manager of Truro City earlier this year as the ambitious non-league club build towards a new stadium.

Any move for Wotton would therefore involve compensation for the Southern Premier League South – something the Bantams would not want to pay.

John McMahon was in the assistant’s role to Adams at Morecambe, after previously working with their academy.

But the newly-promoted Shrimps have confirmed that he will be staying on following the appointment of Stephen Robinson.

When asked if he had made up his mind on his City backroom staff, Adams said: “Not at this moment of time, that will be addressed over the coming weeks.

“As I always say, I like to look and assess what we have at this football club. I’ve done that in all my time in management and I will do that.”

Chief executive Ryan Sparks has talked about expanding a coaching team which has been one of the smallest in League Two.

News on the future of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars is set to be announced by the end of the week as both consider offers of new roles.

Adams has shown in his previous managerial stints that he is happy to work with different personnel.

He gave former Plymouth playing stalwart Wotton the chance as first-team coach and then assistant manager because he wanted to work with somebody who already knew the club.

But it remains unclear whether Trueman would be considered for another first-team coaching position straight away.