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31 January 2022

Club News


31 January 2022

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Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the signing of defender Luke Hendrie, who returns to the club on a deal initially until the end of the season. 

Hendrie arrives back at the Utilita Energy Stadium for a second spell, after his contract at fellow Sky Bet League Two side Hartlepool United was terminated. 

Son of City legend John, the right-back made 18 appearances for the Bantams on loan from Burnley during the 2017/18 campaign. 

Having spent time in the City academy, the 27-year-old then moved onto Manchester United, and has also represented Derby County, Shrewsbury Town and Grimsby Town. 

Hendrie said: “I am delighted to be here again and just want to grasp the opportunity I have been given with both hands. 

“I pride myself on setting high standards every day, being a good professional and giving it my all. I am coming back a more mature person and have been given a second bite of the cherry which I hope to enjoy.

“I have only ever wanted to be successful in my career. If it is to be here, that would be very special. I am really focussed and hungry to progress up the leagues with Bradford City. I want to be a part of something good and I feel that can be done here.”

City manager Derek Adams: “We are delighted to be signing Luke. He is a versatile defender who can play at right-back and at centre-back. 

“He adds experience to the team. His determination, work ethic and attitude will help us during the season’s run-in. 

“The Bradford City supporters know what he is all about, and I understand were sad to see him leave last time. He has unfinished business here, so we are looking forward to seeing him in action for us.”

Hendrie will wear the No.27 shirt for the Bantams, and be sponsored by BorgWarner. His signing is subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances, though he is ineligible for tomorrow’s game against Leyton Orient. 

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