DEREK Adams is “relaxed” with the state of his City squad as they head into the first game at Valley Parade.

This afternoon’s home friendly against Doncaster – played in front of a limited crowd – is another step-up in the pre-season preparations.

The League One visitors will field a depleted side after a positive Covid case in the camp has forced several senior players to self-isolate.

But they should still represent a decent test after the Bantams put five past Bradford (Park Avenue) in midweek.

As he looks forward to his first taste of the home dug-out, Adams feels comfortable with the amount of business City have already done since he took charge.

The Bantams have been one of the busiest sides in League Two this summer with eight new recruits.

Adams said: “We’ve got 23 players signed and we’ve got the opportunity to look at the market and see what else is there for us to do.

“It’s up to me as well to look at players we already have here and where we do need to strengthen.

“That’s something we’ll see over the next few games and through pre-season.

“But we’re quite relaxed. Everyone sees the squad we’ve put together.”

City are still expected to add one more striker to compete with Andy Cook and Lee Angol.

“We’ve got the opportunity to take another one and we’re still looking at that,” added Adams.

“It’s a difficult market at this moment in time. We’re just looking to see where we can strengthen to make us better.

“It’s more like the start of the season now with the number of games coming along and it’s important that the players get used to that quite quickly.

“Scotland was a good trip for us. The players enjoyed it, they had some time to get to know each other and we trained hard.

“They were preparing for the pre-season games coming up and we know that Doncaster will be a tough fixture for us.

“It’s obviously early to be playing a League One side but we’ve got to get on with it.

“The fixtures are there and it will be great to get back to Valley Parade and have the supporters back in the stadium.”

Doncaster called off their midweek friendly against Spennymoor and boss Richie Wellens has admitted that he will beef up his options to face City with trialists.

Wellens said: "For me the next two weeks in training are more important. This game is a fitness exercise."

Former City loan striker Aramide Oteh is expected to be one of the recruits on display.

Valley Parade will house a maximum of 2,000 fans this afternoon. It is the first time since February 29 last year that supporters have been allowed into the ground.

The game is all ticket and Covid restrictions will be in place. Supporters must wear face coverings at all times – including when entering and leaving the ground.