Date: 22nd March 2016 at 10:23am
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Phil Parkinson had spoken about moving into the loan market again this week, which he did when signing former Manchester United youngster Tom Thorpe from Rotherham on Monday.

He was captain of the Man United U21 Premier League title winning side in 2012/2013; he also won the Lancashire Senior Cup and the Manchester Senior Cup – Thorpe did make a Premier League appearance, coming on against West Ham in 2014 with him playing for England at U16, U17, U18, U19, U20 and U21 level.

So literally every level up to senior level; that chance could (but probably wouldn’t) still someday come….

Rotherham, who signed him on a free after he left Old Trafford last summer, have used Thorpe on seven occasions this season but the 23-year-old hasn’t been involved in the first-team for the Millers this year, last appearing for them in a five-two defeat against Ipswich on 7th November.

He’s in line to make his Bradford debut against Millwall in a big game against a potential play-off rival this weekend.

After his arrival he told the Official Website he’ll play wherever Parkinson wants him to with him ready to ‘give his all’ in the final nine-matches.

‘The club obviously has a lot to play for at this stage of the season and I want to help where I can. I can play in a couple of areas and I am happy to slot in different positions to help out the team. Every game between now and the end of the season is going to be difficult – nearly every team has a lot to play for – so I’m ready to give it my all.’

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