Midfielder Jamie Devitt only joined League One side Blackpool earlier this summer, but having been deemed surplus to requirements by Simon Grayson, he has completed a season-long loan switch to Bradford City.

Terry McPhillips signed Jamie Devitt on a free transfer from Carlisle United on this summer, but since the departure of McPhillips and the arrival of Simon Grayson, Devitt has been deemed surplus to requirements and allowed to make a move away to ensure more game time for the midfielder.

Bradford City have moved to bring him in, completing their second signing in as many days, with midfielder Callum Cooke joining on loan from Peterborough United on Thursday. Devitt will spend the 2019/20 season at Valley Parade and speaking to the club website upon the confirmation of the move, the 29-year-old has said after being contacted by Gary Bowyer, his mind was made up instantly.

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“The manager got in touch with Blackpool and, once I heard of the interest, there was nowhere else I wanted to be,” he said.

“The team is doing really well at the moment and I just want to come in and add to that. We have a really good squad here. The gaffer has recruited brilliantly, there is plenty of experience, and I think we all know what we need to do: get promoted.

“This is a tough division and you will have ups and downs along the way. It is all about doing the right things and being consistent.

“I come back to Bradford as a different person. I was young and immature the first time around. This is a fresh start and I cannot wait to get going. This is a massive club. We shouldn’t be in League Two and the fans don’t deserve to see us in this division, so we need to get promoted this season.”


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