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2 June 2022

Club News


2 June 2022

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Bradford City AFC is delighted to announce the loan signing of Sky Bet League Two Play-Off Final-winning frontman Kian Harratt, from West Yorkshire neighbours Huddersfield Town. 

The 19-year-old striker arrives at the Utilita Energy Stadium until the end of the 2022/23 campaign, five days after helping Port Vale earn promotion to the third tier. 

Harratt spent the second half of the 2021/22 season on loan at the Valiants, scoring five goals in seven starts in all competitions, including one in Saturday’s showpiece final - where the Stoke-on-Trent outfit defeated Mansfield Town 3-0 to secure promotion. 

The Huddersfield academy product, who previously had spells at Leeds United and Barnsley, was also denied twice by both the post and the linesman’s offside flag in an impressive display at Wembley Stadium. 

Harratt said: “I am absolutely delighted to be here. I cannot wait to get started and am looking forward to putting on a show for our supporters.

“It is every young kid’s dream to score at Wembley, and it has been the best weekend of my life, and I want to come here and do a similar job.

“I am a striker and like to try and get myself in the right positions, but will run all day long and chase everything down. I will give everything for the shirt. 

“I cannot wait to work with the gaffer. As a fellow striker, the first thing he said to me was that I remind him a little bit of himself, which is a huge compliment and filled me with confidence.

“We want to get promoted and it is my job to give all I can every step of the way to help us achieve that.”

City manager Mark Hughes said: “Kian is an exciting young player who we have been monitoring for some time. We are pleased to be welcoming him to the club, and are looking forward to working with him. 

“At such a young age, he has already proven his ability to score goals at this level and perform on the biggest stage of all, after contributing massively towards Port Vale’s promotion to League One. 

“His movement and intelligence makes him a tricky striker to play against, as well as his physical presence and willingness to battle against defenders. 

“I would like to thank our friends at Huddersfield Town for their hard work and co-operation in making this deal - which further strengthens the relationship between the two clubs - happen.

“Kian has a big personality and a real drive to succeed, so we are looking forward to seeing how he fares at Valley Parade.”

Harratt will be sponsored by RMA Systems for the 2022/23 campaign, with his signing subject to the relevant EFL and FA clearances. 

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