Date: 31st August 2017 at 7:55am
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Bradford have secured the signature of Adam Thompson on loan from League One rivals Bury.

Northern Ireland international Thompson, currently away with the Irish for the World Cup qualifiers against San Mario and Czech Republic, will spend the remainder of the season at Valley Parade.

Thompson started at Watford but gained football on loan at Brentford, Barnet, Wycombe and Southend, eventually joining the Shrimps on a permanently basis.

Bury signed him in the summer but Thompson’s struggled at Gigg Lane and has been allowed to leave after just three appearances for the Shakers under Lee Clark.

The central defender, which was admitted by Stuart McCall after his signature was secured, was wanted during the summer but Bradford couldn’t compete with Bury on the wages front.

However, when Thompson, 24, became available the boss made his move.

McCall told the Official Website: ‘He was on our radar over the summer but the finances Bury were offering gave them the edge. It hasn`t quite worked out for him at Bury in the opening couple of months though, and it came out of the blue that he was available.’

Adding: ‘He is a strong and committed centre half, and he has great experience at this level. Centre half is clearly a position where we have been looking to strengthen, so we are delighted to have him on board.’

Thompson is already familiar with one of his City teammates, Shay McCartan; in fact he’ll be rooming with the Bantams forward on international duty.

‘Greg (Abbott) worked quickly to get this one over the line while he is training in Manchester with Northern Ireland, added McCall. ‘I believe he is actually rooming with Shay McCartan at the moment which is a nice coincidence. He can`t wait to get started with us.’

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