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Bradford City to make decision over signing of free agent defender

Former Newcastle United and Birmingham City defender David Edgar has been training with League One side Bradford City recently, and the Bantams are making up their mind over whether to sign him or not.

Bradford City are making a decision whether to sign free agent defender David Edgar, after impressing manager David Hopkin during training.

The Canadian defender has been without a club since his release from Ottawa Fury and is on the lookout for a new club. Now, it looks like he could have found one. He has been training with Bradford City and could sign a contract with the club.

Manager David Hopkin told the Telegraph and Argus that a decision could be made within the next 48 hours.

“He’s looked good in training,” Hopkin said.

“It’s difficult because obviously, we don’t have an under-23s or reserve team where we could give players a game and see what they can do. We’ll wait and see over the next 48 hours and see how he is.

“If it doesn’t materialise, then I’ve still got plenty of cover here and players I feel are good enough to see us through to the end of the season.”

Edgar joined Newcastle United in 2001 as a 14-year-old and went on to make his debut for the club in 2006. He featured rarely during his time at St Jams’ Park and departed in 2009 to join Burnley.

Since then, the 31-year-old has gone on to play for Birmingham City, Huddersfield Town and Sheffield United in England, before moving abroad. After leaving England in 2016, he has been plying his trade in the USA and Canada, playing for Vancouver Whitecaps, Nashville SC and Ottawa Fury.

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