BANTAMS new-boy Alan Sheehan is targeting promotion to the Championship following his switch to Valley Parade.

The former Notts County captain joined City on a two-year deal this week and will seek to establish himself as the club’s first-choice left back.

Sheehan has a wealth of experience at numerous clubs in the Football League, including Leeds and Leicester, and is aiming to help Phil Parkinson’s men out of the third tier.

The 27-year-old said: “It’s no secret that I’d love to get out of this division.

“I’ve reached the play-offs and fallen at the final hurdle a few times with Swindon and Leeds, which was very disappointing.

“But Bradford City are a massive club and should at least be in the Championship. I’m here to do my bit to hopefully get us there.”

Sheehan is a set-piece specialist and was Notts County’s main penalty taker and captain last season, scoring seven goals in 44 appearances, with five of those coming from the spot.

Sheehan, who boasts a cultured left foot, added: “The manager knows my strengths but this is a new club for me.

“I’ll be there (for penalties and free-kicks) if needed but I’ll also wait my time if I have to. I’m sure there are a lot of good set-piece takers here.

“That is all down to the manager though. I’m just looking forward to starting pre-season, meeting all the boys and getting going now.”