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Big Hope For Bantam's New Signing

The Nigerian international has signed a 2-year deal.

Bradford City have secured the signing of Nigerian midfielder Hope Akpan.

Akpan joins City after signing a two-year deal, becoming the Club's ninth signing of the summer in the process.

He moves to the Bantams on a free transfer from previous club Burton Albion.

The 26 year-old made twenty-seven appearances for Burton in the Championship last season, with the central midfielder featuring heavily in the second half of their campaign.

Akpan, who has been capped at senior level by Nigeria, scored twice and secured three assists in Burton's final six matches of the season.

Speaking about Akpan's arrival, Head Coach Michael Collins said: "We are really pleased to get Hope into the building.

"We already had excellent quality in that area (midfield), but Hope will add to that whilst also offering a strong physical presence.

"The intensity of the league demands we have quality in all departments to cope, and we feel like we are getting there now."

After putting pen to paper on his City contract, Akpan has now joined up with his new team-mates at their pre-season Cheshire training camp.

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