Bradford City are looking at adding versatile Oscar Threlkeld and striker Cole Stockton to their ranks for the 2021/22 season, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun.
And it just so happens that both players have a link to Derek Adams – the Morecambe boss who has been heavily linked with the vacant hot-seat at Valley Parade.
Stockton currently plays under Adams for the Shrimpers as they look to climb into League One whilst Threlkeld was signed by the Scot when he was the manager of Plymouth Argyle in 2016.
27-year-old Stockton is having the best goalscoring season of his career, having netted 13 league goals for Morecambe and guiding them to a fourth place finish in League Two, and he’s also been linked with Bolton Wanderers recently.
Threlkeld played at both right-back and left-back mainly for Plymouth four years ago, but his 34 appearances for Salford City in League Two this past season were almost all in the centre of midfield.
The 26-year-old has been released by the Ammies though and is free to move to another club this summer, with Bradford looking for quite a few new players after letting nine of their squad go following the expiration of their contracts.
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If Bradford are after both Stockton and Threlkeld then it must be the worst kept secret in the EFL that they’re looking at Derek Adams to replace Mark Trueman and Conor Sellars.
Whether that happens remains to be seen, but quite a few bases would be covered should the duo pen contracts with the Bantams.
Threlkeld can play in a number of positions at the back and in midfield whilst Stockton may be the double-figure scoring striker that they need to get them into League One in 2022 – although this current season is his best ever and he may just suit Morecambe’s system.