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Young Bradford City strikers would only learn from older head
City pulled the plug on their patient chase for Andy Gray but Phil Parkinson remains in the market for a further frontman.
He is likely to target an older head that the others can learn from.
Hannah admits he has ground to make up in his second year in the professional game – but he would be happy to jostle for position with another forward who has been round the block.
He said: “For us to be linked with players like Andy Gray can only be a positive for someone like myself. How can you not learn from strikers with that amount of experience?
“I don’t want to get too laid back and be complacent. You always want that competition for places in every position.
“It’s not just me who would benefit if we got another experienced striker. James (Hanson) and Nahki (Wells) can also learn so much and you can put young Adam Baker in that bracket as well.”
Garry Thompson has increased Parkinson’s attacking options, with the former Scunthorpe man now seen as a centre forward as much as a right winger. But City would love to add one more in each position ahead of the new season.
Hannah has been impressed with the summer recruitment that has already taken place and saw Andrew Davies as the critical capture.
He said: “We’ve made some very good signings and getting Dava back is massive for us. He came in and really made a difference last season and it’s great to see him back.
“But all the people that the gaffer’s brought in will make us stronger and that’s what everybody wants.
“There’s a good feeling about pre-season. Everybody is sticking together and we’re getting that team spirit.
“That starts as soon as you get back and having the week all together in Ireland will make a big difference to us.”
Meanwhile, City today released their squad numbers for the forthcoming season.
Andrew Davies is given the five shirt, while Garry Thompson is 11, Gary Jones will wear 18 and Rory McCardle 23.
1 McLaughlin, 2 Darby, 3 Meredith, 4 Ravenhill, 5 Davies, 6 Oliver, 7 Reid, 8 R Jones, 9 Hanson, 10 Hannah, 11 Thompson, 12 Duke, 14 Atkinson, 18 G Jones, 19 Baker, 21 Wells, 23 McCardle.