Bradford City have announced the signing of midfielder Jim O’Brien on a free transfer, confirmed by the club website.
Jim O’Brien has a wealth of experience within, which includes spells at Scottish giants Celtic and Motherwell. Meanwhile, in England he has had spells with Coventry City, Scunthorpe United, Shrewsbury Town and Barnsley, and now will add Bradford City to this list.
Jim O’Brien said: “I am really excited to be officially joining the club, it is something I have been working towards for a while.”
“I have had to be patient but the gaffer is happy with where I am at fitness-wise and they believe I can add something to the team.”
“This is a massive club and it is a real privilege to be here. The fanbase is fantastic and I will give my all.”
“It is a relatively short-term deal, so I have an opportunity to earn a longer-team contract.”
“When you play for a big club there is always pressure. But I am determined to work hard and make the most of the chance I have been given by David.”
Bradford City head coach David Hopkin spoke about signing Jim O’Brien: “We are delighted Jim has agreed to join us.”
“He is a very experienced player and he will bring a lot to the table.”
“Jim adds to what we have. We aren’t interested in just signing any player. We have to know they can make a difference.”
“He has trained with us this week and will hopefully come into the mix for Saturday.”
Here is how Bradford City fans reacted to the signing of Jim O’Brien –
I know him, good solid pro, just what we need.
— Paul (@PaulFixter) September 13, 2018
Paying peanuts for players again. Jesus
— WE ARE ON THE ROAD TO NOWHERE WITH BRADFORD CITY!! (@TheBantams1983) September 13, 2018
Remember when he played for Coventry. Skillful and attacking minded just what we need
— T (@TRadkov1c) September 13, 2018
— nick clifford (@clifford_nick) September 13, 2018
First time I've ever seen Hoppy comment on one of his signings and not thank the board for their backing in making the signing.
— Mike Stewart (@Mikestewartbass) September 13, 2018
You can tell Hopkin looks happy there,,, A sign of relief maybe as opposed to not having a midfielder over age of 19….. Watch him turn out to be out POTY
— St Peter (@Bantampests) September 13, 2018