Jordan Pickford set for immediate Bradford City debut

LOAN DEAL: Aaron Mclean puts pressure on Jordan Pickford when he was in goal for Carlisle last season

LOAN DEAL: Aaron Mclean puts pressure on Jordan Pickford when he was in goal for Carlisle last season

First published in Sport

JORDAN Pickford will train with his new City team-mates for the first time today – and could be thrown straight into match action.

The England under-19 goalkeeper yesterday joined on loan for the season from Sunderland, where he recently signed a new four-year contract.

Phil Parkinson may consider involving him in tonight's friendly at Ossett Town, which will now have a more senior flavour after the planned trip to Farsley was axed because of the state of the Throstle Nest pitch.

Pickford, 20, played 31 games last season on loan at Burton and Carlisle, where he kept a clean sheet on his debut against City in February.

Parkinson said: "We looked at Jordan last year and he's a good young goalkeeper. We needed to get one signed up and we're pleased to get him.

"Obviously we will need another one and we'll be looking at that. He's going to be training with us today and then we'll decide about Ossett."

Pickford's arrival will throw a question mark over Jon McLaughlin, who has spent pre-season with the club despite rejecting their initial contract offer.

James Meredith, Raffaele De Vita, Matt Taylor and Jason Kennedy are among those set to feature against Ossett in a game that was originally planned for the youth team.

City were concerned about Farsley's pitch before they went to Ireland after a check from Valley Parade groundsman Mick Doyle. They pulled out yesterday after another visit showed no sign of improvement.

Parkinson said: "We saw there were areas with divots that could be dangerous. It was unfit to play on.

"We even sent our groundsman up there to advise them on what needed to be done while we were away. But a member of the coaching staff had a look yesterday and nothing had been done.

"We've been to look at the Ossett Town pitch and it is in a much better condition."

Meanwhile, City will not be pursuing an interest in former QPR striker Angelo Balanta, who failed to impress after playing in all three of their friendlies.

The Colombian is now trying his luck with Southend and is likely to feature in a friendly against Colchester today.

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9:51am Tue 22 Jul 14

tyker2 says...

we will look at another keeper: looks like jonny mac is laving
we will look at another keeper: looks like jonny mac is laving tyker2
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10:11am Tue 22 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

So PPs evaluation of the keeper has changed in 3seasons. Remember this????

“It’s key that we have an experienced keeper in the building,” said Parkinson. “And if you want to take the club forward you need to have one of your own".

"From my point of view, goalkeeper is a key position in a football club. To have the scenario of a loan keeper at the moment as number one is something I wasn’t quite comfortable with."
So PPs evaluation of the keeper has changed in 3seasons. Remember this???? “It’s key that we have an experienced keeper in the building,” said Parkinson. “And if you want to take the club forward you need to have one of your own". "From my point of view, goalkeeper is a key position in a football club. To have the scenario of a loan keeper at the moment as number one is something I wasn’t quite comfortable with." Waynus1971
  • Score: -11

10:35am Tue 22 Jul 14

propasupporter says...

I think if you read the article it clearly states that "we will need another Keeper" as well
I think if you read the article it clearly states that "we will need another Keeper" as well propasupporter
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11:04am Tue 22 Jul 14

tyker2 says...

Waynus1971 wrote:
So PPs evaluation of the keeper has changed in 3seasons. Remember this????

“It’s key that we have an experienced keeper in the building,” said Parkinson. “And if you want to take the club forward you need to have one of your own".

"From my point of view, goalkeeper is a key position in a football club. To have the scenario of a loan keeper at the moment as number one is something I wasn’t quite comfortable with."
Completely agree with you. I suppose though a season long loan is as good as signing a full time player on a 12 month deal as long as he is free to play cup ties etc

Wait for Peter to get the library computer cranked up and he'll be n here spouting his tosh.
[quote][p][bold]Waynus1971[/bold] wrote: So PPs evaluation of the keeper has changed in 3seasons. Remember this???? “It’s key that we have an experienced keeper in the building,” said Parkinson. “And if you want to take the club forward you need to have one of your own". "From my point of view, goalkeeper is a key position in a football club. To have the scenario of a loan keeper at the moment as number one is something I wasn’t quite comfortable with."[/p][/quote]Completely agree with you. I suppose though a season long loan is as good as signing a full time player on a 12 month deal as long as he is free to play cup ties etc Wait for Peter to get the library computer cranked up and he'll be n here spouting his tosh. tyker2
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11:13am Tue 22 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content? Michael Clayton
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11:48am Tue 22 Jul 14

wakefieldbantam says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?[/p][/quote]Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap! wakefieldbantam
  • Score: 4

12:08pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap!
Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people.

In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy!
[quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?[/p][/quote]Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap![/p][/quote]Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people. In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy! Michael Clayton
  • Score: 2

12:59pm Tue 22 Jul 14

tyker2 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap!
Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people.

In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy!
and he will not be today as he is only allowed one hour on the library computer!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?[/p][/quote]Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap![/p][/quote]Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people. In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy![/p][/quote]and he will not be today as he is only allowed one hour on the library computer! tyker2
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1:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Michael Clayton says...

tyker2 wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
wakefieldbantam wrote:
Michael Clayton wrote:
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap!
Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people.

In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy!
and he will not be today as he is only allowed one hour on the library computer!
It sounds like you are speaking from experience.
[quote][p][bold]tyker2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wakefieldbantam[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?[/p][/quote]Yes Michael and lets face it Peter's content is vitriolic that's my concern, its about as constructive as a dose of clap![/p][/quote]Taking individuals aside, there is a difference between attacking the poster as compared to challenging their opinion; a clear distinction that is lost on some people. In this case, Peter has not even contributed to this thread yet becomes the subject of derision. I am not pretending that the guy is without fault but is it necessary for someone to try and create an argument? Perhaps that is what some people enjoy![/p][/quote]and he will not be today as he is only allowed one hour on the library computer![/p][/quote]It sounds like you are speaking from experience. Michael Clayton
  • Score: 4

2:20pm Tue 22 Jul 14

torreyman says...

I don't think Mr Pickford will have much to worry about tonight !! Famous Last Words eh !!
I don't think Mr Pickford will have much to worry about tonight !! Famous Last Words eh !! torreyman
  • Score: 0

2:20pm Tue 22 Jul 14

torreyman says...

I don't think Mr Pickford will have much to worry about tonight !! Famous Last Words eh !!
I don't think Mr Pickford will have much to worry about tonight !! Famous Last Words eh !! torreyman
  • Score: 0

2:29pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Olivermac says...

It just looks like Jonny Mac is holding out for a better deal which is not on the table at the moment, I think a deadline should be set for JMc. before the season begins and if he still does not put pen to paper then He should be told to go, I am sure that Parky has other plans for a contracted Goalkeeper should Jonny Mac not sign so I don't think it is a problem just yet it is not common for a goalkeeper to get injured so Pickford I am sure will be good enough for a few games .
It just looks like Jonny Mac is holding out for a better deal which is not on the table at the moment, I think a deadline should be set for JMc. before the season begins and if he still does not put pen to paper then He should be told to go, I am sure that Parky has other plans for a contracted Goalkeeper should Jonny Mac not sign so I don't think it is a problem just yet it is not common for a goalkeeper to get injured so Pickford I am sure will be good enough for a few games . Olivermac
  • Score: 1

4:04pm Tue 22 Jul 14

cookie_brighton says...

Im reading at newsnow.co.uk that both Sheff utd and Bradford city are targeting a move for ex Man city striker Alex Nimely, according to FLW
CTID
Im reading at newsnow.co.uk that both Sheff utd and Bradford city are targeting a move for ex Man city striker Alex Nimely, according to FLW CTID cookie_brighton
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4:45pm Tue 22 Jul 14

cookie_brighton says...

jonny mac has left city ....it is thought to burton ...im reading this at t and a site and BCFC site
CTID
jonny mac has left city ....it is thought to burton ...im reading this at t and a site and BCFC site CTID cookie_brighton
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5:52pm Tue 22 Jul 14

cookie_brighton says...

Olivermac wrote:
It just looks like Jonny Mac is holding out for a better deal which is not on the table at the moment, I think a deadline should be set for JMc. before the season begins and if he still does not put pen to paper then He should be told to go, I am sure that Parky has other plans for a contracted Goalkeeper should Jonny Mac not sign so I don't think it is a problem just yet it is not common for a goalkeeper to get injured so Pickford I am sure will be good enough for a few games .
he has left
[quote][p][bold]Olivermac[/bold] wrote: It just looks like Jonny Mac is holding out for a better deal which is not on the table at the moment, I think a deadline should be set for JMc. before the season begins and if he still does not put pen to paper then He should be told to go, I am sure that Parky has other plans for a contracted Goalkeeper should Jonny Mac not sign so I don't think it is a problem just yet it is not common for a goalkeeper to get injured so Pickford I am sure will be good enough for a few games .[/p][/quote]he has left cookie_brighton
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11:42pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

propasupporter wrote:
I think if you read the article it clearly states that "we will need another Keeper" as well
Yep, did read it carefully, but I'm talking about this kid being our new No1. That's where I'm coming from!

I have no doubt another keeper will be brought in, but he's likely to be even younger and less experiences and his club happy for him to come as 2nd choice.

Can you really see Sunderland loan out one if their players for the future to sit on our bench, especially when he could go elsewhere and get games??
[quote][p][bold]propasupporter[/bold] wrote: I think if you read the article it clearly states that "we will need another Keeper" as well[/p][/quote]Yep, did read it carefully, but I'm talking about this kid being our new No1. That's where I'm coming from! I have no doubt another keeper will be brought in, but he's likely to be even younger and less experiences and his club happy for him to come as 2nd choice. Can you really see Sunderland loan out one if their players for the future to sit on our bench, especially when he could go elsewhere and get games?? Waynus1971
  • Score: 1

11:46pm Tue 22 Jul 14

Waynus1971 says...

Michael Clayton wrote:
I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion.

As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?
Not sure what you are getting at Michael. Yes, PP has brought in loanees, including keeper loans. However, I'm specifically pointing to PPs view that a no1 should be your own keeper and not a loanee!!!

As for Peter Vile- why stick up for him? Contributors were only doing to him what he does to others. Nearly every message he writes is a dig at another poster (notably Freddy in recent times). I've not been missed from his vitriolic diatribe either!!

Don't take up a role as Peacekeeper- your loyties are all wrong!
[quote][p][bold]Michael Clayton[/bold] wrote: I am sure that any of us could go back over three years and hold ourselves to account for something we have said? Parky has played the loan market over the past three years and so that has probably shaped and/or redefined his opinion. As for Peter; so what if he is operating from a library? If you see his location as a handicap, then that suggests you are more concerned with personal status than subject content?[/p][/quote]Not sure what you are getting at Michael. Yes, PP has brought in loanees, including keeper loans. However, I'm specifically pointing to PPs view that a no1 should be your own keeper and not a loanee!!! As for Peter Vile- why stick up for him? Contributors were only doing to him what he does to others. Nearly every message he writes is a dig at another poster (notably Freddy in recent times). I've not been missed from his vitriolic diatribe either!! Don't take up a role as Peacekeeper- your loyties are all wrong! Waynus1971
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