Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the signing of highly-rated winger Jamie Walker - who joins on loan from Heart of Midlothian until the end of the season.
Becoming the Bantams’ new No.10, Walker arrives at the Utilita Energy Stadium with a wealth of experience north of the border, making over 200 appearances for Hearts over two spells.
The 28-year-old can play on either side of a forward line, as well as in an attacking midfield position, and has represented the Scotland national team at every youth level.
Walker has also gained experience south of the border in Sky Bet League One, with Wigan Athletic and on loan at Peterborough United.
He said: “I am delighted to be here. I have played against the manager's teams in Scotland and he really pushed to get the deal done.
“I have scored a lot of goals back at home and that is what my game is all about. Getting shots away and trying to score is what I always want to do.
“I am coming from a club with a big fanbase and huge expectations, so pressure is something I am familiar with, and hopefully something I can use as motivation to do well.
“Knowing the gaffer wanted me is something I will thrive off, and I will always give my best to help bring the supporters some memories, so I just cannot wait to get going.”
Bantams boss Derek Adams said: “We are really pleased to be bringing someone of Jamie’s calibre in, who has played for Hearts in the Scottish Premiership this season.
“He scores goals and creates chances, and is the kind of forward-thinking player we are looking to have in the team, so having him signed is a good piece of business.
“Jamie can play anywhere along the frontline and as a No.10. He has featured in a lot of high-profile games in Scotland and scored the winner in Hearts’ final game before Christmas against Dundee.
“He carries the type of attributes we are looking to bring in this month, and I am sure you will join me in welcoming him to Bradford City.”
Walker’s signing is subject to the relevant EFL, FA and international clearances. He will wear the No.10 shirt for City and be sponsored by Jackson Swiss Partners.