Bradford City AFC has fought off competition from across the EFL to secure the signing of Alex Pattison on a three-year deal.
The energetic midfielder arrives at the University of Bradford Stadium until the summer of 2026, following the expiry of his contract at Harrogate Town.
In two seasons at the EnviroVent Stadium, the 25-year-old made a total of 86 appearances, scoring 19 goals and registering 14 assists.
A product of Middlesbrough’s academy, Pattison served loan spells at York City and Yeovil Town, before spending two years at Wycombe Wanderers between 2019 and 2021, helping the Chairboys achieve promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.
Pattison said: “I am over the moon to have got the deal done, and it is a pleasure to be here.
“I want to carry on scoring goals from midfield and that is what I am looking to bring. That is what the gaffer wants me to keep doing. I like to drive forward with the ball and bring a lot of energy going forward.
“Walking out last year here with Harrogate was incredible, and it is something I am now really proud to be a part of for the next three years.
“I know a lot of the lads already, and everything here just makes sense to me at this moment in time. I cannot wait to see all the lads and start forming relationships.”
City manager Mark Hughes said: “We are delighted to be bringing Alex to the club, as our squad continues to take shape.
“He is a battling midfielder with a lot of energy, but also with the craft and guile to unlock doors going forward and contribute to goals.
“Having come up against him a few times already while he has been playing for Harrogate, we know what kind of a player we are signing, and he is at a good age to develop and continue to progress with us over the long term.
“I am looking forward to having him with us when we commence pre-season training next week, and am sure you will join me in wishing him a warm welcome.”