League Two outfit Burton Albion are close to completing the signing of ex-Bradford City goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin, according to the Burton Mail.
The 26 year-old was unable to agree a new deal at Valley Parade, ending a six-year spell at the Yorkshire outfit which saw him play over 130 times for the League One side.
It now looks likely that he will join Gary Rowett’s Burton, after telling the Yorkshire Post: ‘I am now looking forward to life at Burton and seeing how far we can kick on.’
‘There have been opportunities at clubs in other divisions. But a concrete offer from a club like Burton doesn’t feel like a drop down in division or class as they have been a team who in the past two years have been unlucky not to reach League One.’
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson paid tribute to McLaughlin, who appeared 48 times last season, stating: ‘Jon has been a great servant and we would have ideally liked him to stay.’
Burton will hope to put last season’s play-off heartache behind them when they open their new season away at Oxford United on August 9, whilst Bradford will look to improve on a solid 11th place finish in League One when they host Coventry on the same day.