Halifax defender Tom Bradbury is on a few Football League clubs’ wish lists following a brilliant start to the season.
The Shaymen are currently fifth in the Vanarama National League, the possibility of a play-off push looms especially after falling four points short last season.
But, it is an individual’s performance that has attracted interest. Football Insider understands that League One’s Burton Albion & Plymouth Argyle believe they can swoop in and land a January deal.
Out of contract next summer, the 23-year-old will be available for a lower price, meaning many more Football League clubs will attempt to lure him their way.
The 6ft 3in centre half has missed only one game so far, and has two goals.
The ball-playing defender started out in the MK Dons youth setup, but in search of first team football, he joined Bishop’s Stortford. Bradbury went on to play for Banbury, Dundee, York City and, most recently, Yeovil Town.
Since leaving Huish Park, he has curated five goals for the Shaymen.
Get in. Another clean sheet. All I can say is… up the Shaymen💙 https://t.co/qXywdk9rL9
— Tom Bradbury (@TomBrads6) October 26, 2021
For a centre half, five goals is very impressive, especially in division that oozes physical prowess.
Bradbury has proven to be a modern day defender: technical and good at moving the ball on the floor.
This is something that will be highly interesting to League One sides as the style of football in the division is rapidly adapting to a more fast-paced and technical nature.
For instance, Ryan Lowe has Plymouth playing very quick, attacking football – most games the Pilgrims manage over ten shots. Against Bolton Wanderers, they had 23.
From instinct, Bradbury to Plymouth looks like the most obvious outcome – Lowe can maybe use his playing time at MK Dons as a major pull factor to secure the 23-year-old.