Peter Jackson hopes that City’s new thinking to develop youngsters will end the need for an annual summer revamp.

Jackson has overseen another huge reshuffle of the squad following last season’s failure under Peter Taylor.

Fans have grown accustomed to seeing successive Bantams bosses rip up the team sheet and start again every year.

But Jackson believes the development scheme that has been set up could eventually make Valley Parade overhauls a thing of the past.

He said: “Hopefully now we’ve got a structure within the club to help us move forward. We’ve not had that here for a long time.

“What’s been happening the last few years has probably masked over the problems. People talk about ‘we might do this, we might do that’. We have to do it this time and that’s the big difference.

“When some players aren’t performing, I know there’s back-up now. We might bring in a young player and put him out on loan. We can still keep a close check on him and bring him back ready to put in the team.

“We’ve never had the option before of a good scouting system. That can save you an absolute fortune.

“Instead of every year waiting for the PFA list to come out with all the out-of-contract players, you’ve got that system in place within the club.”

Jackson tapped into Huddersfield’s academy during his successful spell with City’s neighbours. He would love to do the same with a City production line.

“I know it’s a smaller budget than last year, so that makes it even more important we put this in place,” he said.

“You have to rely on kids coming through that we’ve got for nothing and I’m really positive about it.”