By Jason McKeown
Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford has joined Bradford City on a season-long loan. The 20-year-old shot stopper spent the back end of last season on loan at Carlisle United and has previously completed temporary spells at Darlington, Alfreton, and Burton Albion. To date he has made 59 senior appearances for these clubs. Pickford is yet to play for Sunderland but is said to be highly rated within the club.
The arrival of Pickford means Phil Parkinson finally has a confirmed goalkeeper to play in the upcoming 2014/15 season. Jon McLaughlin’s future remains in the balance, although the Scot is expected to agree a deal at some stage this week.
Pickford will make his City debut at Farsley tomorrow.