Bradford City have completed the signing of Lee Novak from fellow League Two side Scunthorpe United.
The 31-year-old joins the Bantams on deadline day for an undisclosed fee, in a deal keeping him at the club until at least summer 2021.
Novak has already turned out 16 times for Scunthorpe Untied in League Two this season, scoring four goals for the Irons.
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The Bantams were expected to sign a forward following the departure of striker James Vaughan to League One Tranmere Rovers on Wednesday.
Novak brings a wealth of experience to Gary Bowyer’s side, having amassed 368 EFL appearances and 82 goals since the 2009-2010 season, with spells at Charlton Athletic, Huddersfield Town and Birmingham City.
Speaking of his arrival, Novak told the club’s media channels: “I am buzzing to be here and am really pleased it has happened, it was put together quite quickly and, as soon as I heard of the interest, I was keen to get everything done.
“I have spoken to the likes of Rory McArdle and Clayton Donaldson, who had nothing but positive things to say,” revealed the striker. “I have heard a lot of great things about Bradford City and cannot wait to get out there and represent the club.”
City lie just five points outside League Two’s top three, and will be keen to get back to winning ways following six games without a win, when they take on Oldham Athletic tomorrow.
City needed to replace James Vaughan and Novak appears to be the right fit Gary Bowyer’s side, and seems delighted to have joined the club.
He will add experience to City’s squad and his presence up top should help City turn draws into much-needed wins, if they are going to keep up their push for a top three finish.
Gary Bowyer’s side are the lowest scorers in the top seven having only amassed 36 league goals so far this term, and fans will be hoping Novak can certainly hit the ground running as the side look to end their poor run of form.
Although losing Vaughan is a blow for City, they have gone about their business sensibly and bought in an experienced replacement who could end up being a key part of their promotion push.
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