Bradford City have completed the signing of Northampton Town goalkeeper Richard O’Donnell, confirmed by the club website.

Richard O’Donnell only signed for Northampton in January, but has activated a clause in his contract that allowed him to move on for free.

O’Donnell has penned a two-year deal at the Northern Commercials Stadium and looks to be Colin Doyle’s replacement.

The 6’ 2’’ goalkeeper made 19 appearances for Northampton Town in League One last season after moving to the Sixfields Stadium back in January.

On top of his time at Northampton, O’Donnell has also played for Wigan Athletic and Walsall in League One in the past.

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Alongside his time in League One, O’Donnell’s career path has seen him play in the Championship for both Bristol City and Rotherham United.

Head of Recruitment Greg Abbott said this about the signing of Richard O’Donnell: “We’ve been looking to get someone in to compete for the first team goalkeeper position, and Richard has a lot of experience and has played a lot of games at this level.”

“His performances at Walsall earned him a move to the Championship. We’re hoping he can replicate that sort of form for us.”

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“At 29, he is at a good age for a ‘keeper’.”

“He is a great size – has a good presence – kicks well, and he will come for crosses.”

“He is a really good lad as well, which obviously helps, and he is very eager to get started.”

“He seems a bright character, and we are definitely looking forward to working with him.”

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