Michael Flynn fears City could struggle to hang on to their prize playing assets.

Every member of the squad has been made available in the belt-tightening measures which accompany the club’s attempts to find a solution to their Valley Parade rent problems.

And Flynn believes they will be hard-pressed to resist any interest in the likes of player of the season David Syers, James Hanson and Steve Williams.

Flynn, who could also be targeted, said: “I’ll always be honest and it would have been nice to be told by someone that we are all on the transfer list.

“But I’m not thick. I’ve been around a long time and know how football works.

“You look at the position the club are in and it’s understandable.

“If they do get an offer for a few of the younger players like Dave, James or Willo, they’d be daft not to look at it.

“It’s just sad how it has to be like this. They are in dire straits.

“But if it wasn’t for Julian Rhodes and Mark Lawn there wouldn’t be a Bradford City. Desperate times mean desperate measures.”

Flynn is usually such a bubbly character around the dressing room but the frustrations, both personal with his long-standing groin injury and from the team’s under-par performances, have taken their toll.

The Welshman missed the last couple of games after pulling his hamstring; the result of playing twice in 48 hours over Easter.

Watching Crewe rack up five at Valley Parade on the final day while doing some radio summarising was a chastening experience.

“That last game was grim but just summed up everything,” he added. “It’s such a negative place at the moment – on and off the pitch.

“But I just want to forget last season completely. I know people will still harp on about it but dwelling on negative things does nobody any good.

“It only depresses your state of mind and can’t change what has happened. We’ve simply not been good enough.”

At least his last scan delivered some brighter news. There was no tear in the hamstring and the muscle had simply gone into spasm.

At a push, Flynn would have been fit enough to play the weekend just gone. As it is, regular rehab will ensure he is fully fit to go again in pre-season.

Whether that is still with the Bantams or elsewhere, only time will tell.

He would certainly welcome one more opportunity to wipe the slate clean after the club’s worst finish for 45 years.

“Us players are as much to blame as anyone; even more so really. We can change what happens on the pitch and everyone of us has to take responsibility for not doing our jobs right.

“We know that changes will be made during the summer and, maybe, we could be going into the start of next season with 15 players.

“But we want to still have a competitive team. We want to have a real go at it and give ourselves a chance (to put things right) after this season.

“Then if it does go wrong again, there’s probably only two or three in contract next year. There can be a big clear-out.

“But let’s see what happens. There’s a long time from now until pre-season and a lot can change.

“You never know, an investor might come in. That may be wishful thinking but you just don’t know in football.”