Another new signing, another new job for Mark Trueman; this time of year can sometimes go a bit dead in the world of club football, but Bradford City are pressing ahead with their rebuild for next season. Striker Lee Angol yesterday became the League Two club’s fourth summer signing and less than two weeks after signing a new three-year contract to work as a link between the academy and the first team, Trueman has gone from middle man to Derek Adams’s assistant manager.
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...
Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Harrogate Town, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday to learn League Cup fates on Thursday
The first-round draws for the League Cup and Football League Trophy will take place alongside Thursday morning's release of the 2021-22 Football League fixtures. Leeds United's programme for the new campaign has already been announced, but the schedules for Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Harrogate Town, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday will be published at 9am on Thursday, with the cup draws to follow later in the day.
Former Mansfield Town manager Steve Parkin will be part of a 14-man team tackling a coast-to coast cycling challenge to raise vital funds for the Darby Rimmer Foundation. Steve, along with former Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson and the team, are hoping to complete The Way Of The Roses cycle ride on July 2, a gruelling 180 miles from Morecambe to Bridlington, to help fight Motor Nuerone Disease.
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.
Former Leyton Orient forward Lee Angol has joined League Two rivals Bradford City on an initial one-year deal. The 26-year-old has spent the past two seasons at Leyton Orient, scoring seven goals in 33 starts before the expiry of his contract in East London, at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
An academy team in Yorkshire will retire a shirt number worn by a promising footballer who drowned earlier this month. Tomi Solomon, 13, a talented footballer who played for the academy at Bradford City Football Club, died after jumping into the River Calder at Brighouse, West Yorkshire, on June 1.
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.
Many Bradford City fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club have signed striker Lee Angol on a free transfer. The former Leyton Orient and Peterborough United man moves to Valley Parade off the back of scoring just once last season and will be hoping to hit top form for the Bantams.
Stevenage have bolstered their squad for the new year with the signing of midfielder Jake Reeves. The 28-year-old made over 200 appearances in the Football League for Brentford, AFC Wimbledon and Bradford City before joining former manager Neil Ardley at Notts County last season. Their failure to get through the National League play-offs though has allowed Alex Revell to swoop in.
Bradford City goalkeeper Sam Hornby has signed a two-year contract extension after establishing himself as the back-up to captain Richard O'Donnell. Hornby joined from Chester City in the summer of 2019 but only made his debut in December, the first of 18 league appearances. He got his chance because of an injury to O'Donnell, but the latter was made to watch from the bench 13 times after regaining fitness.
Leyton Orient have agreed a new contract with young defender Dan Happe ahead of the 2021/22 season. The 22-year-old has penned a new two-year-deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2023. Happe played 40 league games in the 2020/21 campaign, netting on three occasions, including winners against Grimsby Town and Bradford City.
Third Eisa brother on cusp of following Peterborough United forward Mo and Bradford City winger Abo into pro football
Omar Eisa is a scholar at Championship club QPR The third of four Eisa brothers is on the cusp of following older siblings Mo and Abo into professional football. Omar Eisa, 17, is about to start the second year of his scholarship with Queens Park Rangers. Like Peterborough United's former Cheltenham Town star Mo, Omar is a centre forward.
The Magpies midfielder leaves the club after just one season following his arrival on a free transfer from Bradford City last summer Jake Reeves has confirmed he has quit Notts County after just one season and is set for a return to the Football League. The former Bradford City midfielder has exercised a clause in his contract that allows him to leave on a free transfer if an EFL club made him an offer while the Magpies remain in non-league.
Bradford City have completed the signing of utility player Oscar Threlkeld, who has become the club's third capture of the close season. Bradford City have completed the signing of utility player Oscar Threlkeld, who has become the club's third capture of the close season. The 26-year-old, who arrives from Salford City, can operate in the centre or on the right-hand side of a defence, as well as in midfield.
DEREK ADAMS has promised that more signings are on the way at Bradford City as his squad begins to take shape ahead of his first season at the club. The former Plymouth Argyle and Ross County manager joined the Bantams earlier this month after guiding Morecambe to victory in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.
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.