Ross Hannah today left City for Grimsby on a three-month loan.
The striker has not featured at all this season after finding himself down the pecking order for Phil Parkinson's men.
Parkinson said: "We've got a lot of games coming up but I just felt the time was ready for Ross to go and play. He was growing frustrated and he wanted to go."
But the Bantams have a 24-hour recall clause after 28 days in case they need to bring Hannah back early.