Bradford City take five players on pre-season trials

Tom Elliott
Elliott has scored one goal in his professional career

Bradford City are giving pre-season trials to five players, including former Leeds striker Tom Elliott.

Midfielders Scott Brown and Steven Arau, winger Nahki Wells and forward Patrick Lacey are also with the club.

Manager Peter Jackson told the club website: "Tom Elliott is a big strong lad - 6ft 4in centre forward - and one we want to have a look at.

"There will be other triallists coming in during pre-season but it is good to have a look at different players."

In 2007 Elliott became the first Leeds player to make his debut while still at school, but has gone on to make just four appearances for the Elland Road club.

The 21-year-old has since had loan spells at Macclesfield, Bury and Rotherham before moving to Hamilton on a free transfer.

"Paddy Lacey is another young lad we have on trial. He's been at Sheffield Wednesday," Jackson continued.

"We had him in at the back end of last season and he impressed, so we have decided to bring him back in for another chance during pre-season.

"Scott Brown from Clydebank is a 16-year-old who has played in their first team already, and Steven Arau from Wolfburg - another midfielder - has also joined us for training."

Jackson has made two signings so far, with the capture of Guy Branston from Torquay and the arrival of Ross Hannah from Matlock Town.

The Bradford boss added: "While we have a few trialists in, we are also speaking to some players this week as well with a view to them signing with us.

"There are still around six or seven weeks to go before the start of the season. We know there is still plenty of time to sign players up ahead of the season.

"We know that we missed out on a couple of good players last week, but every club will miss out on targets this summer. Unlike some clubs, we were just honest enough to keep fans in the picture."

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