Bradford City 'keeping options open' as they are linked with Crystal Palace winger while Emmanuel Osadebe faces six months out

Mark Hughes says that Bradford City are open to signing more players before the transfer deadline on September 1.

The Bantams have had an incredibly-busy summer as Hughes takes charge of his first full season at the club.

Bradford suffered an early blow in their season opener against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday as Emmanuel Osadebe suffered a broken leg which is set to keep him out for around six months.

Hughes has not ruled out completing more business this month but refused to be drawn on links to Crystal Palace winger Scott Banks, with Hartlepool United another club who are reportedly in the hunt for the 20-year-old.

MARK HUGHES: Has not ruled out more transfer business at Bradford City. Picture: Getty Images.

“Only if we think we can bring in a little bit of quality or something maybe a little bit different,” said Hughes when discussing the potential of more transfer business.

"We’ll look at the options available to us. Some interesting things have been passed across me at the moment and we just need a little bit of time to go through them.

“Yeah, there’s a possibility we might still do some business. I’ve already said that, so our options are still open.”

Bradford confirmed on Sunday that Osadebe had undergone surgery on his leg injury and Hughes does not expect the player to play again in 2022.

He added: “It’s a serious injury and the likelihood is that we won’t see Manny this side of Christmas, obviously. You’re looking at five, six months plus but the operation has gone well with no complications.”