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7 June 2017

City joint-chairman Edin Rahic believes the Bantams will look to make the right moves at the right time in this summer's transfer market, as preparations continue for the forthcoming 2017/2018 campaign.

City confirmed four pre-season friendlies on Tuesday - including eye-catching home fixtures against Sunderland and Newcastle United - while the Club's new home kit is due to be launched later on this Wednesday.

The Bantams are yet to record their first significant action of the transfer window this close season but Rahic insists everything is still in line with the Club's long-term plan.

"Our last game was on May 20 after a very long and successful season," said Rahic.

"Of course it was a very disappointing result and it's very difficult after everything we have planned.

"But we had to rest and see what we could learn from it and how we can improve. In the first two transfer periods, I think we've done a great job.

"We have certain players like (Alex) Jones and (Charlie) Wyke and we want to build a proper team that can play a couple of years together in League One and also the Championship.

"There has to be logic and a plan.

"We're a working class club with working class, affordable tickets. As we proved last summer, and particularly in January, we will only do our business when it's right.

"We don't want to change that many players but now once more we have to because we have so many out of contract and it wasn't clear what league we'd play in.

"We have a certain budget and we want to do it properly, so we have to find the right ones.

"We research the character and history of the player – everything, not just somebody who's on the market.

"It does take time but Greg and I from the recruitment point of view are relaxed. There are so many players around.

"The transfer period has a certain rhythm. We don't want to build a squad now and then be disappointed that we don't get the players in August because it is full.

"Look at Romain Vincelot last year. He wasn't available at this time. Neither was Jones or Wyke at the beginning of the January window."

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