Experienced Adam Drury has answered City’s SOS call for a left back.
The 35-year-old, currently out of the picture at Leeds, will go straight into the line-up at Brentford tomorrow afternoon as long as the relevant clearance has got through in time.
Drury’s arrival ends a patient search for Phil Parkinson, who has been looking for a specialist for the role since James Meredith was ruled out with a broken metatarsal at the turn of the year.
Centre halves Carl McHugh and Matthew Bates have been deputising but, with a hectic run of games coming up, Parkinson was desperate to bring in a proper full back.
Drury, who has signed on one month’s loan, was captured by Neil Warnock in the summer of 2012 after 11 years with Norwich. But he has been limited to only three appearances this season under Brian McDermott and has not played first-team football since August. He has featured in the development side since recovering from injury.
McDermott said: “We’re pleased that Adam is able to go out on loan to Bradford. He hasn’t played much this season and needs to be playing games.”
Drury, who is out of contract at the end of the season, won two promotions with the Canaries as well as a play-off success earlier in his career for Peterborough. He will wear the number six vacated by Luke Oliver.