Huddersfield Town’s Matty Daly targets goals after loan switch to Bradford City

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN midfielder Matty Daly has become Bradford City’s third signing of a busy January transfer window so far after joining the Bantams for the rest of the season on loan.
Matty Daly. Picture: Frank ReidMatty Daly. Picture: Frank Reid
Matty Daly. Picture: Frank Reid

The 20-year-old was recalled from a loan spell at City’s League Two rivals Hartlepool United on Monday to enable him to head out to Town’s neighbours in a separate loan arrangement.

It is the second time this month that Town have elected to bring back a young player from a loan spell in order for him to head out elsewhere with Romoney Crichlow recalled from a temporary stint at Swindon to head straight back out to Plymouth.

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Daly’s arrival at City follows on from the loan additions of Hearts wingman Jamie Walker and Luton Town attacker Dion Pereira.

Stockport-born Daly impressed during his time at Pools, scoring seven goals.

On heading to Bradford, he said: “I really needed the experience at Hartlepool. With it being my first loan, it has made me a better player, and hopefully now I can take that to the next level here. My game is about goals and assists, and that is what the gaffer wants from me, getting in the box. Hopefully, I can do that and help the team be successful this season.”

City manager Derek Adams said: “Matty is a player we have been tracking for a while. He was on our list and we have monitored him during his spell on loan at Hartlepool United, so it is great to have him arrive. 

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“He is very attack-minded, with seven goals from midfield so far this season, and can play in a number of different positions.”

Sheffield Wednesday defender Ciaran Brennan has signed a new deal, committing his future to the club until June 2024.

Sheffield-born Brennan has made eight appearances for the Owls this term since returning from a loan spell from Notts County in November.

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