In news coming through, Bradford City have announced that rated left winger Tyrell Robinson has signed a two-and-a-half year deal.

The new deal for the Basildon-born 20-year-old means that he is now contracted at the club until the end of the 2019/20 season. City’s website say that the youngster has become a regular starter for the Bantams in recent games, the left-back-cum-winger starting the last six of City’s league and cup games.

Robinson started his football journey with Arsenal, progressing through their youth set-up and into the Under-23 side at the start of July 2016. However, come February the following year and the luckless Robinson was released by the Gunners, the Bantams picking him up at the start of July 2017.

Robinson featured in 14 games for Arsenal’s Under-23 side, also turning out seven times (one goal) for their Under-19s in the UEFA League. This class and footballing pedigree has seemingly stood him in good stead on his move to League Two play-off side Bradford.

He’s featured in 10 league games this season for the Bantams, scoring twice and providing one assist. City’s website says of him that his “ability to take on opponents and well placed deliveries have caught the eye of many supporters,” and that his signing bolsters “one of the club’s recruitment strategies by investing in the very best youth talent.

On signing a new, extended contract Robinson said, “If I’m being honest, pre-season was hard for me. I was struggling a lot with the running and all the boys were way ahead of me. I was speaking to my family members at the time and thinking ‘this isn’t going to work out for me’. I didn’t feel I’d made a good impression at first.”

Well a good impression might have been lacking at the start of the season but half-way through it is plain to see – hence the contract offer.

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