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With Bradford City still sitting in the League One play-off places, there’s plenty of players that have surpassed expectations over the course of this season.

While their current league position has been a combined effort from all involved with the Bantams, these three names are individuals that have played an instrumental part in their success.

Josh Cullen

When manager Stuart McCall rejoined for a second stint at the club back in the Summer of 2016, signing Josh Cullen back on loan, for a second successive season, appeared to be at the very top of his priorities. Despite reported interest from several clubs, the young midfielder chose to join the club where he had made a name for himself in the second half of the 2015/16 season.

Cullen put in consistently good performances in his first stint at the club and this season has somehow gone above and beyond this, solidifying his status as a fan favourite. The West Ham wonderkid has yet again become one of the first names on the teamsheet at Valley Parade. His dynamic performances week in week out have even earnt him his own Dimitri Payet style chant from the Bradford faithful.

In terms of numbers, Cullen has contributed just shy of forty appearances in his second successful spell at the club with his man of the man tally well surpassing double figures. He will no doubt play an instrumental part in whether the Bantams firstly stay in the play-offs and secondly they are to come out of them celebrating promotion.

Cullen’s performances this season haven’t gone unnoticed on social media with fans of both his current and parent club. Many West Ham fans have even called for the tenacious midfielder to be given a chance in the first team next season.

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