CITY are optimistic that Andy Cook will be fine to face Salford.

The eight-goal top scorer was taken off before half-time in Saturday’s loss at Carlisle with a dead leg.

But Derek Adams believes he will be fully recovered in time for the clash with Gary Bowyer’s men at Valley Parade.

Adams said: “It’s healed a lot quicker over the last 24 to 48 hours so he should be fine for Saturday.

“We were going to try and keep him on for as long as we could. But by taking him off then it’s stopped the bleeding.”

The Bantams are still assessing the extent of Oscar Threlkeld’s knee injury which also forced him off early in the game.

“Oscar’s got some ligament damage on the inside of his knee from a tackle he made,” added Adams.

“There’s still a possibility for next weekend. It depends how serious it is and how quickly it does heal up but we’ll not rule him out yet.

“He could walk on it afterwards but it’s just a bit sore and stiff.”

Niall Canavan was back in training today while new boy Dion Pereira is getting better after the illness which delayed his debut.

City are understood to be closing in on their second signing of the window - with reports in Scotland strongly suggesting that Hearts winger Jamie Walker will be joining them.