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2 October 2015

Club News


2 October 2015

On the eve of City's trip across the Pennines to Rochdale, popular winger Kyel Reid has made a welcome return to the Coral Windows Stadium this Friday by signing on loan from Championship side Preston North End.

Reid - a massive fans' favourite with the City faithful - has signed a one-month loan deal with the Bantams. Subject to receiving the relevant clearances, Reid should now come into contention for City's match at Rochdale this Saturday.

Reid will wear squad number 17 during his loan period.

The 27 year-old made 110 appearances for City in total during his first spell with the Bantams after joining the club in August 2011, becoming Phil Parkinson's first signing in the process as Bradford City boss.

The flying left-winger featured heavily in his first season with the club - the 2011/2012 campaign - as Parkinson successfully maintained City's place in League 2.

Reid was just as effective during his second season with the club, although a serious groin injury did sideline the winger midway through the campaign, leading him to miss most of the club's memorable Capital One Cup adventure.

Reid made it back in time for City's Capital One Cup two-legged semi with Premiership side Aston Villa but he was an unused sub in both ties. 

He was also an unused sub for the final against Swansea City at Wembley Stadium.

The jet-heeled performer did get his big day out at the national stadium later that season, however, when he helped City to victory in the League 2 Play-Off Final against Northampton Town.

With City now in League 1, Reid endeared himself further to the City supporters by scoring an absolute screamer at Walsall in early October 2013 - a goal which would later be named as the club's goal of the season.

Unfortunately for Reid, however, the winger's campaign last season finished as early as January when he tore his ACL during City's Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United.

While still recovering from the injury, Reid joined Preston North End in June 2014.

He has featured three times for the Lilywhites, his most recent appearance coming during their Capital One Cup third round exit on penalties to Premier League side Bournemouth.

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