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23 November 2018

Club News


23 November 2018

Bradford City have completed the signing of former Premier League midfielder Karl Henry.

Henry, who spent last season with Bolton, has put pen to paper on a initial two-month deal with the club.

The agreement will keep the former Wolves, Stoke and QPR player at the Northern Commercials Stadium until at least the end of January.

Henry, who has made more than 550 career appearances, said: “I am delighted to have signed for Bradford and am relishing the challenge.

“I went to Bolton last year in a similar situation and certainly helped them stay up, so, hopefully, I can come and help the boys with what already seems to be the start of a turnaround.
“It is obviously a huge club and one of the things the gaffer said to me was ‘come and play in front of 15,000’. They are expecting around 20,000 this weekend – and for League One that is huge support.

“I have heard a lot of good things about the away fans as well. It is important the supporters are behind us and we have got to do everything on the pitch to make sure they are.
“For me, being in at the bottom at this stage, it is early days. Bradford are not cut adrift – we are not miles apart, it is not a huge mountain to climb.

“We have got to get some wins on the board and tomorrow is massive for the club. When you are down there, everyone you are playing around you becomes that six-pointer.

“One thing that I have gained from these experiences is that it is not the end of the world to be down there in the early part of the season.

“I am very keen. Anybody who knows what I am about knows I am competitive. I am a winner and I want to play games.

“I want to come here, earn a place in the team and help the club get out the relegation zone. If I can earn an extended deal then that is my target.”

City head coach David Hopkin added: “It is a fantastic signing for us and Karl will bring a wealth of experience to the team.

“He is in great shape and is raring to go. I know he is relishing the chance to come and play here and I think he will do a great job for us.

“We have been working for a few weeks to get the deal over the line, so we are delighted to have it done.”

Henry’s arrival is subject to FA clearance and the ex-England youth international will wear squad number 48.

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