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Gray agrees City move

9 January 2013

The football club is delighted to be able to confirm that experienced striker Andy Gray has agreed an eighteen-month contract with the Bantams to become the latest addition to Phil Parkinson's attacking ranks.


The 35 year-old's deal with the Bantams will keep him at the Coral Windows Stadium until the end of next season - the 2013/14 campaign.


Gray's move, which is subject to Football Association and Football League clearance, will be confirmed once the cancellation of his current contract with West Yorkshire neighbours Leeds United has been ratified by the League.


Parkinson's move for Gray will see the 6' 1'' attacker enjoy a second spell with City after playing in claret and amber earlier in his career between the years of 2002 and 2004. During his first period with City, Gray won the club's Player of the Year award for the 2003/04 season.


Along with Leeds and City, the Harrogate-born forward has also previously featured for Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Charlton Athletic, Sunderland and Sheffield United among others.


Should, as expected, the deal go through in time, Gray, who has two full Scotland caps to his name, could now be in line to make his second Bantams debut against Oxford United at the Coral Windows Stadium this coming Saturday.


The striker won't be able to feature in City's Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg at Aston Villa, however, after featuring for Leeds earlier in the competition.


Speaking about Gray's arrival, Parkinson said: I'm delighted to have brought Andy into the football club."


"We've tried to sign him before in the summer, and we're really pleased we have him here now.


"It will be good for the lads to see a fresh face around the training ground. Andy will bring a lot to the squad and help support the current strikers we have here already.


"James (Hanson), Nahki (Wells) and Alan (Connell) have been doing most of the work up top for us this season, and we just felt that we needed some extra up there to help them out.


"Andy's attributes as a striker ensures he will bring a lot to the table and I'm sure he'll make a great addition."


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