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CITY SECURE SOUGHT-AFTER WATT

27 July 2020

The Bantams have beaten off stiff competition to secure the signature of midfielder Elliot Watt - for an undisclosed fee.

A Scotland Under-21 international, Watt arrives on a two-year deal from Premier League side Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Having spent his youth career at Preston North End, the 20-year-old joined Wolves in 2016, making his senior debut in 2018.

The two-footed playmaker spent the second half of the 2019/20 campaign on loan at Carlisle United, where he netted once in 14 appearances.

Preston-born Watt believes his Sky Bet League Two experience will be of benefit in West Yorkshire, and is looking forward to pulling on claret and amber.

He said: “I am buzzing to be here and cannot wait to get going in pre-season.

“From the minute I heard Bradford City was interested, it was straight ahead. I wanted to get the deal done.

“The size of the club speaks for itself and we should not really be in the division we are. I am here to work hard and help get this club where it deserves to be.”

Bantams boss Stuart McCall is thrilled with Watt’s addition, which comes 48 hours after the arrival of fellow midfielder Callum Cooke.

He added: “Elliot is a player I have had my eye on for quite a while, now. I knew of him when he was at Preston as a kid, and then when he went to Wolves.

“He is very hungry and wants to get out and make his mark. He is a really technically-gifted ball player who has international experience at youth level with Scotland.

“Even though he still had another year left on his contract, Wolves were happy to let him get out and play football, and we have high hopes for him.”

Watt’s signing is subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances. 


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