CITY have learned their lesson with Tyreik Wright, says Graham Alexander.

Wright has jumped straight into the double training sessions with the rest of the squad after making a permanent move to Valley Parade.

But Alexander decided against including him in the squad that faced Chorley in Saturday’s opening friendly.

Wright was among several absentees from the line-up at Victory Park as the Bantams opted not to throw him straight in.

He could get some minutes in Wednesday’s behind-closed-doors game but Alexander admits they will not rush him into action.

Wright’s lack of game time at Plymouth last season cost City when they took him back on loan in January and he got injured straight away – forcing him to miss the next month.

“We’ll see with Tyreik,” said Alexander. “He trained fully on Friday with us and didn’t feel any issues.

“We thought it was a good positive day for him. We then didn’t want to put him into a game because there’s a confidence thing as well.

“But he’ll be training with us today and tomorrow and then we’ll assess where he is physically.

“We put him straight in the team when he came in January and he broke down.

“We don’t want to make the same mistake twice. We’ll just give him a little bit of time to bed in and almost use this week as his first week with us.

“But it will be good to get him out on the pitch because he’s chomping at the bit and so are we.”

City are not giving out any details about the practice match organised against another EFL side.

But it will allow them to use rolling substitutes to limit how long they want players on the pitch.

Alexander added: “We had a bit of an issue on Saturday that we couldn’t put back on any players that we took off because it’s a public game.

“That’s why we’ve done the behind-closed-doors because we can roll on and roll off. There’s no issue with putting a player back on.”

A youthful City XI will travel to Pickering Town tomorrow night for a friendly.