The dust is beginning to settle at Valley Parade, as Bradford City reflect on the 2016/17 season, which saw them go within 90 minutes of a return to the Sky Bet Championship for the first time since 2004.
Steve Morison’s late strike for Millwall handed Bradford a 1-0 defeat at Wembley last month, denying the Bantams a chance of returning to the Championship.
Stuart McCall will now be looking ahead to next season, identifying where he needs to alter his squad to mount a challenge on promotion in League One again next season.
The Bantams were dealt an early blow in the summer, with James Meredith moving to Millwall, and since then Billy Clarke has also sealed a move away from Valley Parade, linking up with Charlton Athletic.
Clarke made over 100 appearances for Bradford across three seasons with the club, scoring 25 goals for the Bantams.
Here is how Bradford’s fans reacted to his departure…
— Jen C (@MissJAC0912) June 8, 2017
Close to £100k for Billy Clarke is good business! Love Billy but think the time is right! Leaves with best wishes! #bcafc
— Tim Feather (@FeatherTim) June 8, 2017
No doubt Billy Clarke will now turn into Josh Morris and score 500 goals by January #bcafc
— James Robertshaw ???? (@JammyBantam) June 8, 2017
All best to Billy Clarke, but what a bit of business that is for city! Looking forward to this (& other) money being re-invested now #bcafc
— Paul Harrison (@TALLPAUL1984) June 8, 2017
Not too upset over losing Billy Clarke, always liked him and urged him to do well just don't think he was good enough. #bcafc
— Sarah Whitaker (@SWhitaker_7) June 8, 2017
Good luck Billy. You've been an absolute credit to this club and a pleasure to watch. My son and his dad will miss you.
— James Pieslak (@jpieslak) June 8, 2017
— William Triffitt (@WRTriffitt21) June 8, 2017
Finally some good news!
— Damon Partridge (@King__damon) June 8, 2017
Bradford fans… Are you disappointed to see Clarke leave? Let us know your thoughts!