FORMER City duo Oscar Threlkeld and Derek Adams could be linking up for a fifth time.

Threlkeld is still without a club since being released from Valley Parade at the end of last season.

But the 29-year-old is currently on trial with Adams at Morecambe and played the second half for the Shrimps in their opening pre-season friendly on Saturday against Warrington Town.

Adams signed Threlkeld three times with Plymouth, twice on loan, before bringing him to BD8 when he was appointed Bantams boss in 2021.

Threlkeld made 27 appearances in his first season - but only once under Mark Hughes when he was substituted at half-time in a 3-0 defeat at Colchester.

He was loaned to Oldham in the National League last year, playing eight times before a bad knee injury forced him into an early return.

Adams has already re-signed Yann Songo’o following his release from City - the fifth occasion they have worked together.

Songo’o, a previous promotion winner with Morecambe prior to joining the Bantams, started in the 2-0 loss to National League North new boys Warrington. Former MK Dons striker Kieran Agard was another trialist at Cantilever Park.

Adams has been wheeling and dealing since Morecambe’s relegation back to the fourth tier. Fourteen players departed - leaving only six on contract.

“We’ve taken in a number of players in the transfer window so far,” Adams told the Lancaster Guardian.

“It’s been a slow transfer window and we’re probably the ones in the division who had most to do.

“We had a number of players out of contract and only six in contract - and we didn’t know the budget either - so there’s been a lot of work to do in a short space of time.”