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The Bantams moved to strengthen their defensive ranks ahead of the closure of the summer transfer window by securing a loan deal for Northern Ireland international and Bury defender Adam Thompson. Thompson put pen to paper on a loan contract which will keep him at the Northern Commercials Stadium for the remainder of the 2017/2018 campaign. The highly-rated centre half was a regular in the Southend United side that narrowly missed out on a place in the League One Play-Offs last season. After leaving Southend in the summer, Thompson chose to join Bury after a number of clubs, including ones from a higher level, showed an interest in the defender. Thompson started his career at Watford's youth academy. He made his professional debut for the Club in 2010, with his senior international debut for Northern Ireland coming the following year. In the summer of 2011, Thompson signed a new contract with Watford, to keep him at the Club until 2014. After a series of loan spells at Brentford, Wycombe Wanderers, and Barnet, defender Thompson joined Southend United on loan on August 9th 2013 and made his debut a day later against Hartlepool United. After a successful loan spell, the club signed Adam on an 18-month contract. Thompson was a regular feature in Southend United's back-line, making over 100 appearances, scoring three goals – one of which (Blackpool, November 2015) was nominated for the Club’s Goal of the Season award for 2015/16.