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Bradford City transfer round-up: Defender joins, player returns, Whitfield update

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Derek Adams has wasted no time in putting plans in place at Valley Parade for next season as he looks to turn Bradford City into promotion contenders next year in League Two.

A number of signings have arrived since he arrived at the Bantams and he’ll obviously be eager to put together a team that is capable of replicating his Morecambe side from last year and challenge for a spot in League One over the course of this season.

That said, what are the latest transfer storylines surrounding City? We take a look now…

Kelleher joins

Fiacre Kelleher, the older brother of Liverpool goalkeeper Caoimhin, has joined the Bantams with him signing a two-year deal with the Valley Parade side.

The 6ft 5in defender has been described as a winner by Derek Adams and so the former Plymouth manager will be pleased with this arrival.

Kelleher joins from National League side Wrexham, who were challenging for the play-offs last season in the fifth tier.

Gilliead joins

Another player to have joined recently is Alex Gilliead who has signed on a free after he was set for release by fellow League Two side Scunthorpe United.

He’s a player that Bradford fans will know well enough already having seen him spent loan spells at Valley Parade in the past and the player will now be excited to get going with the Bantams next season.

He said via their website:

“I am over the moon to be back here. I have spoken to the manager and the rest of the staff, and it is an exciting project which is being built.

“I have been here when we have been doing well, and when we have not really been doing so well, but this is a great club and I am looking forward to getting going again.”

Ben Whitfield not of interest

One player who seemingly won’t be arriving, however, is Ben Whitfield.

The player has been linked with a move to Bradford City this summer but a report from the Telegraph and Argus has revealed that he is not currently in the plans of Derek Adams for this window’s recruitment.

The Torquay United player is local to the area and spent a decade in the Bantams’ academy before moving on but a return does not seem on the cards this summer.

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