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Aaron Mclean backs transfer targets to grab move to Bradford City
Aaron Mclean reckons that City should be an attractive proposition for any prospective transfer targets.
The January signing expects to see a flood of new faces when the squad reassembles for pre-season.
Phil Parkinson’s budget is around £500,000 down on last year and the club have stressed that they will not overstretch themselves to do deals.
But Mclean, who is understood to be one of the top earners at Valley Parade, still believes that players will be keen to come.
The striker said: “It’s going to be a very interesting summer. The manager has already said that he is looking to bring in players.
“Players always want to join clubs that can go on and achieve stuff and I look forward to seeing who comes in.
“The reason I came to Bradford was that I still want to achieve things in my career. This was the perfect club for me to do that.
“Next season I’ll be looking to go on and get another promotion and I’m sure any players who want that as well will see Bradford as a possible move.”
Mclean, who is under contract for another two seasons, made a slow start to his City career. He needed 11 appearances to get off the mark after arriving as the replacement for Nahki Wells.
But two well-struck goals in the final two games of the campaign, taking his tally to four in 20, suggested he was finding his feet.
“I always said it would take time but I can feel things are starting to come for me,” he said.
“It’s always important for a striker to score goals, no matter what stage of the season. It was a good end for me and now I can take that into next year.
“I’ll come back refreshed with something to build on and hopefully the goals will go in as fluently from the start.”
Mclean’s late flurry saw City sign off with back-to-back wins over Crawley and Tranmere and a top-half finish from their first term back in League One.
Having established themselves in the division, he is confident of pushing on and challenging the top six.
“At one stage, we were looking behind us and I know there were a few nervy people,” said Mclean.
“But we always believed in ourselves and knew that as long as we kept working hard and doing the right things then eventually it would turn.
“For Bradford to finish mid-table in this division is a great achievement having got promoted last year.
“Don’t get me wrong, we’re not going to head into next season being happy to finish 11th. But it’s a building block.
“Now we want to better that and hopefully we can get in the play-offs.”
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