Bradford City add forward and wide options on transfer deadline day

Aramide Oteh of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring against Leeds last season. Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
Aramide Oteh of Queens Park Rangers celebrates scoring against Leeds last season. Picture: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)
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STRIKER Aramide Oteh says he is ready to seize his latest opportunity after signing on loan for Bradford City from Queens Park Rangers.

The 20-year-old former Tottenham Hotspur academy graduate has agreed a season-long loan deal.

He will be a good addition to our frontline and we are looking forward to working with him.

Gary Bowyer

Later in the day, the Bantams added midfielder Dylan Connolly – also on a season-long loan deal – from League One AFC Wimbledon.

“I am very excited to be joining such a big club, with a fantastic fanbase,” said Oteh, who spent last season on loan with Walsall, after making his competitive debut for the London club in 2017.

“I have spoken to a lot people about the club and the gaffer, from those who I have played with, who have previously worked under him, and they have nothing but good things to say.

“When my opportunity comes, I want to take it and really make my mark as a Bradford player. Competition for places is something I have faced for a number of years and it drives me on.”

City manager Gary Bowyer is convinced Oteh will be a positive addition to the Valley parade frontline.

“Aramide is a good lad, who looks to run in behind, and has had a taste of league football,” said Bowyer. “He will be a good addition to our frontline and we are looking forward to working with him.

On 24-year-old Irishman Connolly, Bowyer added: “Dylan is a very quick and exciting winger, who loves to take on defenders.

“He wanted to join us straight away - and it all happened very quickly. We have done well in recruiting players during this window and a big thanks has to go to Stefan Rupp and Julian Rhodes for their backing and support.”

Both signings are subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances.