BEEFING up City’s scoring output is high on the agenda for Derek Adams’ summer signing spree.

Having made Andy Cook the first arrival of his Valley Parade reign, the Bantams chief is prioritising improving a goal tally that was one of the lowest in League Two.

Cook netted eight from 16 starts in his half-season loan from Mansfield – which made him the club’s top scorer despite only arriving at the end of January.

City’s tally of 48 goals beat only six other clubs in the division. Play-off winners Morecambe, under Adams, scored 21 more.

Adams, who missed out in a bid to take striker Cole Stockton from his former club, said: “It’s important the players I identify are going to give us that cutting edge and give us goals and assists.

“We obviously need these type of players in the squad and that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Cook became the first of eight signings Adams is looking to make – and he hopes to have the bulk of them confirmed before the players return for pre-season at the end of the month.

“I would like it to be very close to completion,” he added.

“It might be two or three away but I always like to have a squad in place going into the start of pre-season training. That’s what I want to do.

“You’ve got to look at the loan market as well as a possibility. Other clubs will be back in training so if it’s a loan player they’re not far behind.

“If it is one who is out of contract then you really want him in from the start.”

Stockton, who top-scored for Morecambe with 15, snubbed City’s interest to sign a new deal with the League One new boys on Friday.