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City Snap Up Scannell

Sean Scannell

He'll wear the number 7 shirt.

Bradford City have secured the signing of Premier League winger Sean Scannell from Huddersfield Town on an initial 2-year deal.

The 27-year-old arrives for an undisclosed fee after spending the past six seasons with the Terriers.

Scannel helped Huddersfield achieve promotion to football’s top flight in 2017 and has spent time on loan with Burton Albion - who City host in August.

“I was made aware that Bradford City and a few other clubs had shown interest in me", he said.

"I am extremely happy to be here and cannot wait to get going.

“I have spoken at length to Michael Collins and he has discussed the way in which he wants the team to play, which is a massive attraction for me. The style excites me. 

“I played with Hope Akban at Burton and after speaking to him about coming to Bradford City my mind was made up.

“There is a huge amount of history and ambition at this club. I have seen the stadium and the new pitch, which looks fantastic, and I know this is the right move for me."

Scannell is the twelfth signing that the Bantams have made this summer, as Michael Collins looks to add "quality and experience" to the squad.

He added: “We are delighted to sign a player of Sean’s calibre, who will undoubtedly add quality and experience to an area of the squad which we are relatively young in.

“The fact Sean has chosen to join us is a major sign of intent. 

“We cannot forget he has come from the Premier League, which highlights his strong character. 

“Sean sees Bradford City as a club which is progressing and one which can take him back to the level he wants to be playing at.”

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