DEREK Adams wants to bring eight new faces to City this summer.

The Bantams chief is set to unveil his first signing since taking charge as he prepares for a “busy” week on the recruitment front.

City are looking to bring back Andy Cook on a permanent basis after top-scoring with eight goals during his half-season loan from Mansfield.

Adams has been also heavily linked with his former Morecambe duo Yann Songo’o and Cole Stockton, who last night signed a new deal to stay with the promoted club, as well as Oscar Threlkeld, who played for the Scot at Plymouth.

Adams said: “We’re looking to make eight new signings to the squad which gives us the right balance throughout the team, added to the players we already have in contract.

“You see there’s a lot of movement with all clubs at this moment.

“You see that straight after the end of the season, then there’s a lull and then it picks up again.

“I think it’s important we’ve identified the positions I need to fill and we’ll go about getting the players in to give us the best possible opportunity of doing well.

“I see next week being busy from that point of view. That’s when we are getting closer to the start of pre-season training and that’s when it gets even quicker.”

Songo'o has had three previous spells under Adams but the City boss would not comment specifically on the free-agent midfielder or others he had at Morecambe.

Stockton yesterday signed a new two-year deal with the club to snub outsider interest, including that from his former boss.

“I don’t know where their future lies,” added Adams. “That’s up to the players.

“From my point of view, I’m casting an eye over the whole division and looking to see what we can do.

“You saw with Morecambe last year that we gave players an opportunity and they took that and did really well.

“Then they are able to go and ask for more money than they were on last year because of the season they’ve had – and quite rightly so.

“There’s a market out there of players who want to prove how good they are.

“I’ve always been a manager that’s given these players an opportunity to go and play if I see there’s an advancement in their career.

“I’ve always looked to have the ones that have a point to prove in my teams and ones that have got that ambition to play at a higher level.”

The eight recruits would be on top of the players currently considering new City deals – Kian Scales, Matty Foulds, Jorge Sikora and keeper Sam Hornby.

Adams said: “That’s been the focus as well as looking at the targets for the coming season. I’ve been doing a bit of both at this moment in time.”

He also confirmed that his search for a number two to join him is “ongoing” but intends to have someone in place before the start of pre-season at the end of the month.

“I’m dealing with that but there’s nothing confirmed.”

Mark Trueman last night revealed that he will be staying at City as the first-team link coach, concentrating on the transition from the academy to the senior ranks. Talks are still continuing with Conor Sellars, who has been offered an academy role.