Bradford City supporters will have been disappointed that they missed out on promotion to the Championship two successive seasons after failing at the final hurdle last month.
The Bantams lost out to Millwall in the Play-Off semi-finals during the 2015/16 campaign and were defeated to the same opposition at Wembley in May when the Lions sneaked a late winner to grab a place in the second-tier.
If Stuart McCall is serious then he needs to swoop for Barnet’s prolific striker John Akinde to partner Charlie Wyke next term in League One, to go one better and challenge for automatic promotion.
Wyke, who arrived in January from Carlisle United, netted seven goals and provided a further four in his fourteen appearances, and could easily improve on that by forming a partnership with Akinde.
The 27-year-old is one of the most sought after strikers in the Football League, even being linked with moves to the Championship, however, to progress well I think the physical attacker needs to sign for Bradford City.
He has bagged an average of 24.5 goals in his previous four campaigns, which would really be impressive in League One and if that was matched or added up to Charlie Wyke’s tally then it would mount a serious promotion challenge.
Of course, plenty of clubs will be chasing John Akinde’s signature so the Bantams need to get their act together and make the first summer arrival at Valley Parade in due course.
Bradford City supporters, would you welcome John Akinde to the club? Is he improving your attack? Let us get your thoughts in the comment section below!