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Forsyth flies in

19 October 2012

On the eve of City’s npower League 2 home fixture with Cheltenham Town, Bantams boss Phil Parkinson has bolstered his attacking options by bringing in Scottish left winger Craig Forsyth on loan from Championship side Watford.

The 23 year-old trained with his new team-mates this (Friday) morning at City's Apperley Bridge training base before putting pen to paper on a two-month loan deal at the Coral Windows Stadium.

The move for Forsyth is Parkinson's first dip into the loan market this season.

The 6’ 2’’ wideman featured for Watford during their Capital One Cup tie with the Bantams back in August.

Forsyth is probably best known by City fans, however, for his two-goal haul against Parkinson’s men during the Hornets' 4-2 victory over Bradford in the F.A Cup at the beginning of the year.

Subject to receiving the relevant clearances, Forsyth will now go into City's squad for tomorrow's Cheltenham clash.

He hasn't been given permission to play in City's F.A Cup First Round tie in just over two weeks, however.

Forsyth will also be cup-tied for the Bantams' trip to Wigan Athletic in the Capital One Cup at the end of the month due to his earlier involvement in the competition.

He will wear squad number 15 during his period with the Bantams.

Parkinson said: "With Kyel Reid being injured, we've been looking for someone to give us that bit of balance on the left hand side. 

"Zavon (Hines) and Will (Atkinson) can play that side no problem, but to have the option of a natural left-footer in the squad is important.

"Given the news we received last week that it now looks like Kyel will be sidelined for a bit longer than we first thought, it made the need to bring in a left-sider all the more important.

"Craig's a good, strong, powerful player and he's not afraid to get on the attack. I'm certainly looking forward to working with him."

Forsyth, who featured twenty times in the Championship for Watford last season, played in his native Scotland with Dundee before his move down south to Vicarage Road in 2011.

The winger won the Scottish Challenge Cup during his five-year spell with Dundee, with Forsyth himself netting the winner against Inverness Caledonian Thistle in the 2009 final.


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