Date: 31st August 2017 at 8:40pm
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A hamstring injury to Rouven Sattelmaier, himself having previous with Bayern Munich, has seen Bradford turn to ex-Bayern goalkeeper Lukas Raeder.

Head of Recruitment Greg Abbott told the Official Website: ‘Once we knew the prognosis of Rouven’s injury, we knew we had to move quickly. The emergency loan market was an option, but our network of domestic and European scouts had highlighted Lukas as a potential candidate for the goalkeeper role.

The keeper, who made two first team appearances during his time with the German giants, has spent three years in Portugal with Vitoria Setubal – Raeder left the Portuguese topflight side in the summer.

Raeder, 23, has signed a short-term deal with City through until January.

This deal will see Raeder, fresh from a trial with Premier League side Southampton during the summer, compete with current number one Colin Doyle. However, the deal is subject to the club receiving international clearance.

Abbott added: ‘We knew he had impressed while on trial with a couple of Premier League clubs over the summer. Every goalkeeper coach we talked to about Lukas spoke very highly of him. Rather than go down the loan route as a short-term option, Lukas will come to us until January with the chance for him to stake a claim for a longer stay at the club.’

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