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Bradford City confirm signing of former Championship striker

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Bradford City have confirmed the signing of former Bolton Wanderers striker, Clayton Donaldson on a one-year contract with the Bantams. 

Donaldson had previously been with Bolton, but struggled throughout last year’s league campaign as the Trotters were relegated from the Championship.

He scored just one league goal for Phil Parkinson’s side, but seemingly saw his future elsewhere, although some will be surprised that he’s been willing to take the step down to League Two, after the Bantams were relegated last season.

Speaking in an interview following the completion of his transfer to the Bantams, Donaldson expressed his delight at his latest move.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the club. I grew up in Bradford, as a City fan, so this move means an awful lot to me.”

The ()-year-old also highlighted the importance of the Bradford supporters heading into next year’s campaign, and admitted that that their support played a factor in persuading him to sign up at Valley Parade.

“The passion of the supporters was a huge factor dragging me in.

“As a player you want to be representing a club with passionate supporters. I am looking forward to getting in front of them and doing them proud.”

Bradford boss, Gary Bowyer spoke out following the signing, and was evidently pleased to secure Donaldson’s services ahead of next season.

“This is a fantastic signing for the club.

“He brings a wealth of experience we can all learn from – with him playing over 600 career games. He will be a great role model in our dressing room – and out on the pitch.”

The Verdict:

This is a fantastic signing by the Bantams.

Donaldson would have been good enough to play in League One next season, so I’m surprised that he’s been willing to make the step down to League Two.

It’s a real coup for Bradford, and with him in their squad, they’ve got to be one of the favourites to win promotion straight back into League One.

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