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Bradford admit interest in young Newcastle star

4 years ago
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Bradford City have revealed that they are interested in signing young Newcastle star Alex Gilliead.

The tricky winger turns 21 in February and this looks potentially an ideal move in progressing his career another step.

Alex Gilliead spent last season in League Two at Carlisle on loan, scoring five goals in 41 appearances.

That has been followed up with a half season loan in the same division with Luton Town, scoring twice in 21 appearances.

Gilliead didn’t feature on Saturday as Luton lost 2-1 to Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup, the final match before his loan was up. Having played for Luton in an earlier round of the competition, the Newcastle player is though cup-tied for the rest of this season’s FA Cup.

Back at Newcastle now with a number of other young players whose loans have ended, it has been reported that Newcastle will look to find the right club for Alex Gilliead to go out to next on loan for the rest of the season.

Bradford are in fourth position in League One and look destined for at least the play-offs, six points clear of seventh but seven points off the automatic promotion spots.

Looking to add another winger, Bradford boss Stuart McCall was asked by the Telegraph and Argus whether Alex Gilliead was somebody who was now targeted and admitted: “He is one on the radar.”

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