Midfielder Nathan Doyle has today signed for the Bantams on a 12-month contract. Doyle was a free agent following his release by Championship side Barnsley at the end of last season. The versatile player will be a great addition to the City side as he can play at right-back, central midfield, or the right side of midfield.
The move marks the return to Valley Parade for the former England U20 international, as he joined Bradford City on loan from Derby County in back August 2006 and went on to play for the Bantams 33 times before returning to Pride Park at the end the following January. He was certainly one of the few highlights for City in that dreadful season – so lets hope he has a similar impact this time round (without the relegation).
Doyle was a product Derby County’s youth academy and he made his full debut for the Rams at the age of 16. The 25-year-old had loan spells at Notts County (and Valley Parade) before moving to Hull City for £100k in January 2007. Whilst at Hull he was loaned out to Barnsley in September 2009 and the move was eventually made permanent in January 2010 after being told he could leave the Tigers on a free. Doyle made 100 appearances (2 goals) during his time at Oakwell and he also had a loan period at Preston North End.