Ex-Forest striker Nialle Rodney handed Bradford trial

Nialle Rodney
Rodney made three appearances for Burton last season

Bradford City are giving a trial to former Nottm Forest striker Nialle Rodney.

The 20-year-old is available on a free transfer after being released by Forest at the end of last season.

Bradford manager Peter Jackson told the club website: "He is extremely quick, has a lot of pace and has a good goalscoring record.

"I feel pace is something we lacked up front last season, that ability to get behind defences and stretch them."

Rodney made three substitute apperances for the Reds in the Championship last season and also had a spell on loan at League Two Burton Albion

Jackson added: "He caught the attention of myself and Colin [Cooper, Jackson's assisstant] during our last reserve fixture of the season with Forest back in April.

"I spoke with [former Forest manager] Billy Davies after that match with a view to bringing him in on loan for this season.

"Billy then left the club, and slightly surprisingly, Nialle was released from the club as well. We can have a good look at him now, however, and hopefully he'll do well."

Rodney is the sixth player to join the Bantams on trial this week.