Harry Pritchard's Bradford City season could be over

Bradford City midfielder Harry Pritchard is set for back surgery which is likely to end his season.

SURGERY: Bradford City midfielder Harry Pritchard

Tellingly, the Bantams announced he could be ruled out for “up to 12 weeks”, rather than saying the 28-year-old's 2020-21 campaign may be over. The regular season has just nine weeks to run but the play-off final is in 13 weeks.

Relegation candidates when joint managers Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars took temporary charge in mid-December, City are three points outside the play-off places with games in hand on all the teams in them, and momentum on their side.

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Whilst it would be a fairytale for Pritchard to return in a play-off final on the May Bank Holiday weekend, it will be a tall order for him to make much of a contribution having not played since the 3-2 defeat at Exeter City at the start of February.

Having visited a specialist last week, Pritchard will go under the knife later this month.

Meanwhile, City have appointed Davide Longo as the club’s new commercial director following a four-year spell as chief executive of rugby league side Featherstone Rovers.

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