Bradford City planning further incoming transfers

Bradford City joint-interim managers Connor Sellars and Mark Trueman. Picture: Bruce RollinsonBradford City joint-interim managers Connor Sellars and Mark Trueman. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
Bradford City joint-interim managers Connor Sellars and Mark Trueman. Picture: Bruce Rollinson
BRADFORD CITY are plotting further incoming business in the remainder of the January transfer window, joint interim-boss Conor Sellars has confirmed.

So far, City have brought in six players, permanent signings Niall Canavan, Will Huffer, Matty Foulds and Danny Rowe alongside loanees Jordan Stevens and Rumarn Burrell - while Jackson Longridge, Kurtis Guthrie and Ben Richards-Everton have left the club.

On the prospect of more signings between now and the start of February, Sellars said: “I think so, Ideally, we are just trying to strengthen.

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“If people are available in positions where we feel they will benefit the team and there is a slot for them to be - whether that be that someone comes in and maybe we have to make a decision to get somebody out - if it is right for us, we will try and make the best decisions for the club.

“Ideally, we want a certain number of players around the squad. We ideally don’t want to go too far above or below. We are trying to be as clever as we can.

Former Oldham Athletic and AFC Fylde striker Rowe is the club’s latest arrival and he goes straight into the squad for City’s League Two game at Cambridge United on Saturday, their first fixture in 25 days.

Sellars added: “Everybody can see the quality that Danny Rowe has got. We have seen him over the years playing for Fylde and playing against our first team this season. He has continually impressed.

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“He has scored a lot of goals over the years. But it is not like he has just come from the non-leagues. He was in Manchester United’s academy as a kid and has a very good pedigree.

“He strikes a ball so well off both feet and his hold-up play and link-up and ability and connection on the ball is terrific. He gives us another option going forward.

“We spoke to a lot of people about Danny and it was all positive and he seems a really genuine top person. The more of those, the better.

On the club’s other recent signings in Middlesbrough loanee Burrell and Bradford-born defender Foulds, he continued: “Rumarn has come in from Middlesbrough. He was at Grimsby and bought by Middlesbrough and we were aware of him from the youth team days at Grimsby where he caused us loads of problems.

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"He is someone we have monitored and will give him an opportunity to make an impact.

“Matty has been through an academy at Everton and is highly-rated. He found himself in Italy and is a Bradford lad and wanted to come back.

“With being in Matty, we have left back cover with Reece (Staunton) injured. But Matty is quite versatile and can play in a centre-half position and offer a little balance in being a left centre-half in possession and cover at left-back with Reece injured and Jackson no longer with us.”