Former Manchester City trainee Adam Drury has joined Bradford City on trial after Leeds United passed on the opportunity to sign him, HITC Sport reports.
The wideman was let go by Manchester City at the end of the season and had been offered a trial by Leeds head coach Uwe Rosler.
Rosler will be hoping to challenge at the higher echelons of the Sky Bet Championship next season, and their lack of width is something that will undoubtedly need to be resolved, if they are to mount a realistic promotion push.
He was given a run out in the 1-1 draw with York City as a second half substitute last week, but he was not included in the Whites’ pre-season tour of Austria.
Rosler has gone on record to say he is keen on adding a winger to his squad before the start of the season but decided not to offer Drury a contract, despite the lack of width in the Leeds squad.
Now the 21-year-old, who can also play at right-back, has joined local rival’s Bradford City on trial and scored the opening goal in the Bantams’ 2-1 loss to non-league Guiseley on Tuesday night.
It is unclear whether City boss Phil Parkinson has offered the Drury a trial in the hope of winning a deal with the League One side or helping out the player in helping him keep up his fitness.
Drury was on the books at hometown club Grimsby Town before joining Manchester City at the age of 12 and progressed through the youth ranks but never made a first-team appearance.
He had a loan spell at Burton Albion in 2013, making 13 outings, and spend the first half of last season on loan at Scottish Premiership side St Mirren, where he found the net three times in 12 games.
What do you make to the news Bradford fans? Think your squad could do with another winger? Leeds fans….do you think Drury should have been given a deal at your club? Let us know in the comments section below!