Bradford City have announced the signing of former Stoke City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Bolton Wanderers midfielder Karl Henry on a short-term deal.
After his release from Championship side Bolton Wanderers at the end of last season, midfielder Karl Henry has found a new club in the shape of League One strugglers Bradford City.
The deal sees the midfielder join on a two month deal, running through to at least the end of January.
Bradford City have been struggling to find some grit and determination and midfield this season, and the experienced Henry will come in to hopefully provide that for David Hopkin’s side.
Henry is keen to get started at the League One side, and is ready to help turn around The Bantams’ fortunes.
“I went to Bolton last year in a similar situation and certainly helped them stay up, so, hopefully, I can come and help the boys with what already seems to be the start of a turnaround,” Henry told the club website.
“It is obviously a huge club and one of the things the gaffer said to me was ‘come and play in front of 15,000’. They are expecting around 20,000 this weekend – and for League One that is huge support.
“I have heard a lot of good things about the away fans as well. It is important the supporters are behind us and we have got to do everything on the pitch to make sure they are.
“For me, being in at the bottom at this stage, it is early days. Bradford are not cut adrift – we are not miles apart, it is not a huge mountain to climb.
“We have got to get some wins on the board and tomorrow is massive for the club. When you are down there, everyone you are playing around you becomes that six-pointer.
“One thing that I have gained from these experiences is that it is not the end of the world to be down there in the early part of the season.
“I am very keen. Anybody who knows what I am about knows I am competitive. I am a winner and I want to play games.
“I want to come here, earn a place in the team and help the club get out the relegation zone. If I can earn an extended deal then that is my target.
Bantams fans have welcomed the arrival of the experienced midfielder, and are hoping that he can help instigate a turnaround at Valley Parade, with the club sitting at the bottom of the League One table. They reacted to the news on Twitter this afternoon:
Exactly what we needed! Some centre mids with grit and determination, unlike some of the others at the club, him & the two O’Brien’s should do well
— Chris Hilton (@ChrisHilton83) November 23, 2018
— Bradford Lives (@Bradford_Lives) November 23, 2018
The perfect signing we could have made given our situation. Its exactly the type of players we need to survive the drop. A passionate and experienced midfielder who will put himself about. He won't shy away when the tough gets going & he's a leader on the pitch #bcafc
— Phil BCAFC (@PhilBradbury87) November 23, 2018
— Will Rook (@willrook93) November 23, 2018