Bradford City head coach Stuart McCall has told the Telegraph and Argus that he will not be signing any players until the future of football is resolved.
The Sky Bet League Two ended early because of the Coronavirus pandemic and teams have started to confirm which players they will be releasing. Bradford are one of those teams having announced yesterday that ten players including Jake Reeves, Kelvin Mellor and Shay McCartan will be departing the club upon the end of their contract.
McCall wants to revamp the squad so that Bradford have a chance of getting promoted to Sky Bet League One this season. But in what will be seen as a blow to the fans, he has confirmed they will not be signing anyone for a while. With the future of football being in flux due to the Coronavirus pandemic and no one knowing when stadiums will be able to open up to fans yet or when the next season will start, McCall says he can’t move on and start signing players yet.
McCall said: “I’ve had agents coming on to me about players but there’s nothing we can do at this moment in time.
“First and foremost, we don’t know when anything will start.
“It’s no good us trying to bring in players now if we’re not going to start back playing until, let’s say, November behind closed doors.
“It might be earlier, nobody knows. But we can’t have people on contracts that aren’t playing – I don’t think many clubs can.
“We can’t sign people on July 1 if they aren’t going to playing for three or four months. Can you even furlough new signings?”