Bradford City will be painfully frustrated at the failure to gain promotion to the second-tier for a consecutive season after falling victims to Millwall last month.
However, the Bantams can’t remain too downhearted as the pre-season schedule swiftly approaches and there has been some positive news around Valley Parade this summer as manager Stuart McCall has committed his future to the League One outfit.
The club are yet to add to their depleted squad so far, but one name who I reckon should become a regular, on loan, at Bradford some point in this transfer window is West Ham United teenager Marcus Browne.
The 19 year-old is one of the most sought-after talents to come through the Hammers’ ranks in recent times and may feel some game time in the Football League could benefit the star massively towards his development.
Browne endured a horrendous stint at relegated Wigan Athletic last term after featuring just once during a six-month deal, in the 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester United and was inundated with abuse for his lack of professional attitude by Latics fans.
Perhaps the Championship was just a step too high for the prospect and I honestly think he would prosper in a side such as Bradford City, with the huge support they carry which would enable him to prove himself, once again.
The Bantams would also gain an advantage if they acquisitioned Marcus Browne, instead of having to go out and purchase an attacking midfielder they have one on a temporary basis, only paying his wages.
Bradford City supporters, does your attack need refreshing? Is Marcus Browne up to the task in League One? What does he bring to the current squad? Give us your thoughts in the comment section below!