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2 Bradford City wonderkids we could see emerge and save the club a lot of money this summer

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Bradford City still have plenty to play for in the remaining weeks of the 2020/21 campaign thanks to the good work of Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars. 

The Bantams’ management duo had an initial remit of pulling the side clear of a relegation fight, which they’ve managed to do.

Now, the play-offs remain a possibility in an intense battle to reach the top-seven in League Two.

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Whether or not the Bantams reach the play-offs is another matter, but the building blocks are there for success under Trueman and Sellars in the future.

They have a good knowledge of the club and have the chance to really build with a strong core of youth team players in the coming years.

Whilst there is a need to have experience on the books, Bradford can lean on youngsters to pad out their squad, comfortable with the judgement of Trueman and Sellars.

With that in mind, we take a look at TWO youngsters that could save Bradford a fortune in the coming years…

Connor Shanks 

Shanks is a midfielder that’s had a taste of senior football already this season for the Bantams.

The 19-year-old midfielder has featured on three occasions in the EFL Trophy this season, whilst he’s also been an unused substitute in League Two on occasion.

There’s a lot of work to do for Shanks to get to where he needs to be, including work on tying down his long-term future at Valley Parade.

However, there’s talent there and Bradford should be looking to give him a platform to succeed in the coming years.

Kian Scales 

Scales is in the thick of things right now when it comes to the Bradford first team.

The 18-year-old has made 20 appearances this season for the Bantams, including five starts in League Two.

Again, he’s another player that’s got improving to do, but he’s young and he’s lucky enough to have had a taste of senior football.

Building around him and addressing his future might be something of a focus.


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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