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Youngster Joins Bantams On Season Long Loan

Academy of Light product Jordan Pickford has signed a one year loan deal with League One side Bradford City.

Kiyoshi Ota

Pickford, who is twenty years old, recently signed a new four year contract with the club and is certainly one for the future, so his spell out on loan at a club as big as Bradford will be seen as a crucial step in his development.

The goalkeeper, who has represented his country at various youth levels, joins Phil Parkinson's men as they look to seek promotion to the Championship after ten years outside of the second tier of English football.

Jordan, who is a Sunderland fan from the region, previously has had loan spells at Darlington, Alfreton, Burton and Carlisle United, where he ended last season by keeping seven clean sheets in eighteen league one games.

Pickford is expected to make his debut for Bradford City in their friendly on Tuesday evening at Farsley AFC, a 7.30pm kick off.