FILIPE Morais today gave Bradford City a much-needed boost by joining them on a short-term contract.

The 28-year-old Portuguese winger, who started his career at Chelsea, was a free agent after being released by Stevenage at the end of last season.

The much-travelled wideman will give Bantams boss Phil Parkinson another option ahead of tomorrow’s Sky Bet League One opener at home to Coventry City.

Morais has been training with Phil Parkinson's squad for the past couple of weeks ahead of his move to the Bantams.

 With fellow new signings Ben Williams, Mo Shariff and Matt Urwin taking squad numbers 12, 16 and 22 respectively, Morais has elected for number 20 for this season.

Having spent the past two seasons with Stevenage, Morais previously played for Oldham Athletic after spellsnorth of the border with Hibernian, Inverness Caledonian Thistle and St Johnstone.

 Having moved to London from Portugal with his family when he was a child, Morais began his professional career with Chelsea back in 2005.

He also spent a season with Millwall in 2006 before beginning his spell three-year period in Scotland.