DEREK Adams believes the transfer window has hit the calm before the storm.

City reach the midway point of the market with two new loan recruits in the squad.

Jamie Walker is expected to start his first game today after signing from Hearts this week. Dion Pereira, though, remains unwell and is still not ready to feature.

But Adams is comfortable with City’s position at this stage as he anticipates the window activity to ramp up over the next couple of weeks.

He said: “We’re going on fine. We’ve obviously taken on two in a short space of time.

“There’s not a lot of movement you’ll have seen. We’ve been fortunate to have been one of the clubs that have been active.

“It always happens each year that you find yourself getting a few in and then it goes a bit quiet before it starts to flow again. I think that will be the same scenario this season.

“I’ve been trying with other deals as well but unfortunately they haven’t come to the point where we can do them. That just happens.

“We were able to do the two we have because three parties agreed to it.”

Adams has been plotting a busy month to bolster a squad currently playing catch-up with the play-off pack in League Two and more recruits are planned.

It is understood that City and this afternoon’s opponents Salford both considered Burton striker Kane Hemmings, who joined Tranmere on Thursday, but decided not to take it any further.

The Bantams chief was delighted to beat off Scottish competition for Walker and revealed that talks had begun “a good number of weeks ago”.

With the 28-year-old’s contract at Tynecastle up in the summer, there could be the potential to make the move permanent.

Adams said: “We’re obviously paying some of Jamie’s wages to Heart of Midlothian.

“Come the end of the season, he’ll be a free agent and it depends on how well Jamie does.

“If he does really well then they won’t be able to hold on to him.

“That’s a good thing in itself because he’ll have done a very good job for us and been able to come down here and hopefully score the goals, create the assists.

“We’ll see what happens at the end of the season. You don’t rule anything out.

“The better he does, it helps his situation.”

City have still to receive any inquiries about their own players but Adams would not rule out the prospect of January departures.

“We don’t need anyone to leave. But if they’re not going to be in the squad, there’s obviously an opportunity for that to happen.”