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BANTAMS WELCOME ABOARD HORNBY

31 May 2019

The Bantams have completed their third signing of the summer, adding 24-year-old Sam Hornby to their goalkeeping ranks.

The former Port Vale stopper has penned a two-year contract, keeping him at the Northern Commercials Stadium until at least the end of the 2020/21 season.

Hornby began his professional career at Burton Albion - where he worked alongside former Bantam Jon McLaughlin - prior to spending the previous couple of campaigns at Vale Park.

The 6ft 3ins keeper said: “I am delighted to be here. When I first found out about the interest, it was a no-brainer to be joining a club of this size.

“This is probably the best move I could have asked for. I am at the stage of my career where I wanted a move to a big club to really kick on.

“The supporters here back the club in huge numbers, which is something that really excites me.

“Hopefully, the fans can get behind us and really push us up the table - back to where Bradford City belongs.”

Bantams manager Gary Bowyer is pleased to have added Hornby to his squad, with the start of pre-season training less than four weeks away.

The City boss added: “Sam is a great size and will add some real height between the sticks.

“While doing my homework on him, everyone I spoke to told me to sign him immediately.

“At 24 years old, he is at a good age to really progress his career.

“I was encouraged when he said he would not come in to be a number-two. He is ready to play games.”

Hornby’s signing is subject to the standard EFL and FA clearances.


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