Defender Adam Thompson has joined Bradford City on a season-long loan from Bury, Sky Sports understands.

The centre-back only joined Bury this summer on a free transfer from Southend. However, he has left the Shakers already to join League One rivals Bradford City on a season-long loan. This deal has raised a few eyebrows considering Thompson signed a three-year deal with Bury, only a couple of months ago.

The 24 year-old joined Bury after helping Southend United get to the League One Play-offs last season. He has also played 3 times so far for Bury this season. He is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland ahead of their World Cup qualifier games against the Czech Republic and San Marino.

He was said to be on Bradford’s radar earlier in the summer but Bury’s superior financial situation meant Thompson made the move to the North-West club. However, things have not worked out for him at Bury in his first few months, making him available for Bradford to pounce.

Thompson started his career with Watford before having loan spells with Brentford, Wycombe and Barnet. He then made a permanent switch to Southend, where he played exactly 100 matches, scoring 3 goals. He has also featured for the Northern Ireland national side 3 times.

The signing of Adam Thompson has filled the gap needed for Bradford in defence. The Bantams are looking to bounce back from last seasons disappointing defeat to Millwall in the Play-Off final. Their boss Stuart McCall is hoping the signing of Adam Thompson on loan will help them in their mission to better last season.

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