Date: 13th February 2016 at 11:02am
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As the week started Phil Parkinson made it clear he wanted to bring in a player on loan, it also saw the reports surrounding Josh Cullen grow as it unfolded about him becoming a possible arrival at Bradford.

This increased, with him training with the Bantams on Thursday morning, ahead of confirmation of this loan arrival that came later that day when Cullen was unveiled as a signing with the West Ham midfielder coming in for a one-month loan spell coming straight into contention to make his debut against Peterborough today.

Parkinson told the Official Website he was, obviously, happy to get this deal done and looks forward to seeing what he can do in a game environment for us.

‘We are delighted to have Josh on board. He has signed his paperwork and trained with the lads today (Thursday), and we look forward to working with him.’

The fact Bradford already have his West Ham teammate Reece Burke on loan not only helped this loan go through it’ll also help him to settle in quickly at Valley Parade all being well.

As the 19-year-old has already played first-team football with the Hammers there shouldn’t be any doubting his ability, with the boss adding.

‘Obviously we have Reece here on loan from West Ham already and we hope that Josh can settle in just as well as he has. Josh has been in and around the first team environment at West Ham and has been on the bench several times so he is mature for his age. He goes straight into the squad for Saturday.’

Not only will he be in the squad you tend to think the Republic of Ireland U21 international, who will wear shirt no.12 for Bradford, will come straight into the starting XI?

There wouldn’t be much point bringing him in for a month is Parkinson isn’t going to play him! But we’ll find out soon enough.

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