Derek Adams' first competitive match in charge of Bradford City will take place at Exeter City. The Bantams make the long trip down to St James' Park on August 7, the opening day of the 2021-22 League Two season. City's first fixture on home soil is against Oldham Athletic the following Saturday (August 14), with a Carabao Cup first round fixture sandwiched in between.
Bradford City transfer round-up: Defender arrives, Bantams leading battle for winger, Future plans outlined
It has been a summer of change for Bradford City already, with Derek Adams appointed as manager. Bringing in the Scotsman was a major coup for the Bantams as he had just achieved a historic promotion from the fourth tier with Morecambe, but he decided to take on the challenge in League Two with the Yorkshire outfit.
Mark Trueman has been named as Bradford City's new assistant manager. The 33-year-old was the Bantams' joint manager in the second half of last season, but was dismissed at the end of the campaign. He willnow assist new manager Derek Adams More to follow...
Bradford City are leading the race to sign Torquay United winger Ben Whitfield, a report from The72 has claimed. Whitfield scored five goals in 27 league appearances for Torquay last season, helping them to the National League play-off final. But after The Gulls missed out on promotion to League Two following a dramatic penalty shoot-out defeat to Hartlepool, it now seems as though the 25-year-old could be on the move this summer.
Lee Angol says the chance to "get going again" at Bradford City after "a strange few years" was not one he was expecting. The Bantams have signed the 26-year-old striker on a one-year contract from Leyton Orient, where he scored seven goals in 33 games spread over two seasons.
Sam Hornby has today signed a two-year contract extension - keeping him at the Utilita Energy Stadium until at least the end of the 2022/23 season. The goalkeeper was offered a new deal following the conclusion of the 2020/21 campaign, when his existing two-year agreement had expired. Hornby made his league debut for the Bantams in December, before going on to play a further 17 times last season.
An Evening with the Bantams - in association with Molson Coors - is set to take place next week, with tickets no longer available. This exciting event - on Tuesday June 22 - will see supporters able to enjoy all the match action when England take on Czech Republic in their final Euro 2020 Groud D fixture, with tickets SOLD OUT.
Bradford City AFC is pleased to announce a total of £1,239.76 has been raised for Bradford Hospitals’ Charity - the official charity of Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - following December’s meeting with Cambridge United! Ahead of the game, which saw Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, the Trust’s NHS charity, take centre stage - with the fixture officially dedicated to the fund - City proudly sponsored a Christmas snowflake which was hung outside Bradford Royal Infirmary.
FORMER joint-manager Conor Sellars has left Bradford City after declining the chance to stay at the club in an academy role. Sellars spent five months in the dug-out last season alongside Mark Trueman with the pair sacked at the end of the campaign. Both were offered the prospect of remaining at the club with Trueman named as the club's first-team link coach earlier this month.
Bradford City have announced that they have completed a deal to sign Abo Eisa, after the forward departed Scunthorpe United. The 25-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the League Two side, who will be hoping to make a serious push for promotion into the third tier this term.
There’s a new era approaching at Bradford City with the appointment of a manager who knows how to get teams promoted from League Two. The Bantams are a sleeping giant of the Football League and they will be hoping that the 2021-22 campaign is the one where they finally escape the fourth tier – and Derek Adams is well positioned to achieve such a feat.
Rising stars Charlie Wood and Harvey Rowe have agreed one-year professional contracts with the Bantams. Wood, 18 (pictured right, above), has penned a deal which will see him move straight into Derek Adams’ first-team ranks - ahead of the 2021/22 season. Seventeen-year-old Rowe, meanwhile, has agreed terms on a professional contract which will begin from the 2022/23 campaign, after the youngster has completed the second of his two-year academy scholarship with the club next term.
The 19-year-old is now tied to the Bantams until 2023. has signed a new two-year deal with Bradford The 19-year-old made 23 appearances in his debut season for the Bantams last campaign and the new contract will keep him at the club until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Kian Scales has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the Utilita Energy Stadium until at least the end of the 2022/23 season. The young midfielder’s contract was set to expire following the 2020/21 campaign, though he has put pen to paper on one which will take him into his third year as a professional.
Rovers have announced the third friendly of their off season fixture programme, with 4,000 home fans set to be in attendance. Tony Mowbray will take his side to League Two outfit Bradford City on Saturday, July 24 (3pm) as part of their pre-season preparations. The Bantams have announced the game will be a pilot fixture, with the capacity at The Utilita Energy Stadium capped at 4,000 in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
The 23-year-old made three substitute appearances last season. Matthew Foulds has signed a new one-year deal with Bradford which keeps him at the club until the end of the 2021-22 season. The Bradford-born defender, who was released by Everton last summer, has made three substitute appearances for the Bantams since arriving from Italian side Como in January.
The summer transfer window looks as though it could be a busy one for Bradford City. Following the appointment of Derek Adams, the Bantams will likely see a number of arrivals at Valley Parade, as their new manager looks to make his mark on the squad. So here, we’re testing your knowledge of some of the club’s biggest ever signings.
Jorge Sikora has today signed a one-year contract extension - which will see him remain at Bradford City AFC for at least the coming campaign. The City academy graduate was offered the opportunity to stay at the club, after his maiden professional deal expired at the end of the 2020/21 season.
‘Incoming’, ‘Announce him’ – Many Bradford City fans react as rumoured transfer target sends message
Many Bradford City fans have been reacting to the news that the club’s rumoured transfer target Yann Songo’o is leaving Morecambe this summer upon the expiration of his contract. The 29-year-old midfielder was influential for the Shrimps last term as they secured a first promotion to Sky Bet League One against the odds, with the enforcer earning rave reviews from fans and pundits alike.
Mark Trueman has today been appointed Bradford City AFC’s first-team link coach - on a three-year deal. Having taken charge of the Bantams for five months during the 2020/21 season, Trueman will now move into a role concentrated on ensuring the transition between City’s academy and senior ranks is more seamless.