Bradford City are closing in on the signing of Rotherham United midfielder Matty Palmer.

The 24-year-old is set to join the Bantams on loan, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

Palmer fell out of favour last season in the Championship with the Millers and will be handed the opportunity of first team football on loan at Valley Parade.

Bradford were relegated to League Two in the last campaign but are hopeful of an immediate promotion back to the third tier. Their manager, Gary Bowyer, has been a busy man bolstering his squad so far in the transfer window.

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The Bantams have signed Clayton Donaldson, Adam Henley, Zeli Ismael, Jackson Longridge, Sam Hornby, Paudie O’Connor, Ben Richards-Everton and James Vaughan.

Their sights are now set on concluding a deal to bring Palmer in on loan to give them more options and depth in midfield.

Palmer started his career at Derby County before joining Burton Albion as a youngster in 2012. He went onto make 159 appearances for the Brewers, chipping in with eight goals along the way.

He helped Burton gain back-to-back promotions from League Two to the Championship during his time there and also had a brief loan spell at Oldham Athletic.

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Rotherham signed him in January 2018 on a two-and-a-half year contract and he has since played 29 times for Paul Warne’s side.

A loan move to Bradford would give him more opportunities to play week in week out.

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