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8 June 2023

Club News


8 June 2023

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Liam Ridehalgh has put pen to paper on a new, initial one-year contract with Bradford City AFC.

The deal will keep the left-back at the University of Bradford Stadium until at least the conclusion of the 2023/24 season.

Having arrived at the club following his release from Tranmere Rovers in the summer of 2021, the Halifax-born defender has made 62 appearances in claret and amber over the past two campaigns.

He said: “I am delighted to get the deal done and to be staying here for another year.

“We fell short last year, but hopefully this season we can push on and get that promotion we all want. We improved from the season before, so it was tough to lose in the play-offs like we did, but it has made us all hungrier to succeed for this club and these supporters.

“I have absolutely loved my time here so far, and really enjoy working with the manager. He has put a great deal of trust in me which means a lot, so hopefully I can repay him.

“I am looking forward to being back around the boys again for pre-season, and working towards our goal of getting this club back into League One and beyond.”

City manager Mark Hughes said: “We are pleased to have tied Liam down to at least another year with us.

“In the season and a half I have spent here, he has proved a reliable, dependable player, who carries a lot of attributes that not only make him a solid defender, but a threat going forward.

“He is a popular member of the dressing room, whose importance to our squad is well recognised by everyone in it.

“I know - after spending time out with injury last season - he, like all of us, is determined to come back stronger and achieve success for Bradford City, and we look forward to having him with us again.”

Liam Ridehalgh will continue to be sponsored by Urban Esquire for the 2023/24 season. 

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