Bradford City have signed Alex Gilliead.

The winger has moved to the League One club on loan having enjoyed a temporary spell there last season.

There are expected to be any number of loan moves out of (and into) St James Park, Matz Sels having already joined Anderlecht and young striker Tom Heardman going to Bury.

Official Newcastle United Statement:

‘Alex Gilliead has joined Bradford City on loan for a second time.

The young winger spent the second half of last season at the Northern Commercials Stadium at Valley Parade, making ten appearances and helping the Bantams to reach the League One play-off final at Wembley.

Gilliead – who has been capped by England at under-16, under-17, under-18 and under-20 level – has previously spent time on loan with Carlisle United and Luton Town.

The Shotley Bridge-born 21-year-old was presented with the Jack Hixon Trophy by Alan Shearer in March 2012.

He could now line up against Newcastle when Rafa Benítez’s side travel to Bradford for a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, 26th July.’