Bradford manager Stuart McCall is in the midst of preparing his side for another crack at the League One promotion spots, after narrowly missing out on a place in the Championship last season following a play-off final defeat to Millwall.
McCall has taken his side to Germany to prepare for a pre-season fixture with TV Echterdingen, and the Bantams will be joined on the tour by a folly of new signings.
Six new faces have entered the doors at Valley Parade thus far, with the likes of Jake Reeves, Dominic Poleon and Adam Chickensen the latest additions to McCall growing squad.
One man that stands out is Reeves, who links up with the Bantams following a very successful spell in south west London with AFC Wimbledon.
Reeves began his career with Premier League Spurs before graduating from Brentford’s academy, and made 34 appearances for the west London club in a three year spell in the first team.
A short spell with Swindon followed before the Dons picked the midfielder up, and Bradford acquired him earlier this month in an undisclosed deal.
24 year old Reeves has emerged as one of the star midfielders of the third tier, and his ability to marshall the middle of the park was a characteristic McCall needed within his squad.
Not renowned for his goalscoring ability, Reeves is more of a general in the middle, and can control games with his calmness and ability on the ball.
The player is young enough to continue to grow and develop under the Scottish boss, and the addition of the player will add a new dimension to Bradford’s midfield.
Reeves may not be the most romantic of signings, but he will certainly do a wonderful job in McCall’s midfield next season.