Bradford City fell agonisingly short of a return to the second-tier last season, with Steve Morison’s late goal ending the club’s dream of a Sky Bet Championship return in the League One play-off final.
Stuart McCall will once again be looking to help his Bradford side compete for promotion next season, making the necessary changes to his squad over the summer, with hope they go one better in 12-months time.
Changes have already been made, and there is a real fresh look to Bradford’s squad ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
More arrivals will be expected, and one player who could make a massive impact at Bradford is Liverpool’s, Ryan Kent.
Kent is a wanted man this summer, with Leeds United reportedly keen to take him on-loan.
However, if Bradford can sneak in ahead of their Yorkshire rivals, it would be a major coup for McCall.
Bradford could undoubtedly offer Kent more game time than a Championship club, as the 20-year-old would surely be one of the first names on McCall’s team sheet.
It is also what Kent can offer Bradford that would make the deal so impressive, with the winger showing during his time with Barnsley last season, just how effective he can be.
Kent scored just three goals for Barnsley, but more impressive was how comfortable the winger was during his first full season of first-team football, holding his nerve in the Championship and playing a major role as the Tykes survived their first season back in the second-tier.
The mix of experience, Kent will have picked up from his first full season, and the energy the 20-year-old still possesses, would make him an excellent signing for McCall.
Taking a player from Leeds’ radar would please the Bradford fans, but more significant than local rivalry is what Kent would bring the Bantams, which could potentially see them end their wait for a second-tier return.