Bradford City sign 18-year-old midfielder Patrick Lacey

Bradford City

Bradford City have signed former Sheffield Wednesday central midfielder Patrick Lacey.

The 18-year-old, who came through the ranks at Hillsborough, was released by the Owls in the summer and has signed a one-year-deal at Valley Parade.

Bradford manager Peter Jackson told the club websiteexternal-link: "I've always said that we've needed a younger side.

"My coaching staff and I think Sheffield Wednesday have made a bit of a mistake letting him go."

Jackson continued: "He had offers to come to other clubs, but he was with us for a few days last season and seemed to enjoy it, and I think that swayed it in our favour.

"He's come back here for pre-season with the rest of the lads this summer and we still like what he is offering as a player."

As with Bradford's other recent teenage signing Scott Brown, Lacey is expected to go into the development squad, but is eligible to play in the first team.

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