A BOY has taken his Bradford City obsession to the next level by kitting out a mock-up dressing room built in his bedroom.

Joe Farrell, eight, can now re-create Bantams manager Stuart McCall's team talks from the comfort of his own home.

The Thackley Primary School student's version has claret and amber alternating lockers and has space for Joe to hang up his favourite Bantams replica shirts, just as his first-team heroes would on a matchday.

The boy from Idle even donned his own high-visability jacket and helped his dad make his dream become a reality last weekend.

His dad, Dave Farrell, tweeted pictures of his son's City-inspired haven, which features Bantams home and goalkeeper's jerseys, and it even got the seal of approval from the club itself via social media, who tweeted 'Love this'.

Dave's tweet read: "Joe's new bedroom and kits ready! Just need a game now."

Dave, who is head of mechanical services at Mitton Group, received the equipment through work after the building firm, a shirt sponsor of the Bantams, fitted out the first-team's dressing room at Valley Parade in 2016. The dressing room uses high-pressure laminate panels.

He said: "We fitted it over the weekend last week.

"Joe is Bradford City mad. He helped by fixing bits together.

"The lockers in his bedroom are full of football boots and trainers, there's no room for toys and clothes.

"Joe has been a City season ticket holder for the last five years. He has had a couple of Wembley trips watching them and he's mad keen. It's taken over his life.

"I used to be more of a rugby league fans, following Bradford Bulls and I would look out for City as well, when I was younger. Joe is just into football.

"It's just like the City changing room in his world, it's all good fun.

"It's not self-made as we got the materials from where I work, Mitton Group, who fitted out the Bradford City changing rooms in 2016.

"He could not fit any more in to his bedroom now, to be honest with you. He won't be having a dugout built.

"He lives and breaths football. He wears a football shirt every day of the week, mostly Bradford City ones. His is very loyal to City."

Dave says Joe is missing playing football with his friends for Horsforth St Margaret's Under-9s during the coronavirus lockdown but is still managing to get a football fix.

Dave, 44, added: "Joe is having to make do with having a kickabout in the garden on an evening at the moment.

"He's gutted. He's missing playing football with his mates but they are playing Fifa online at the moment.

"Joe turns nine next Friday and we were going to go on holiday to Lanzarote but obviously that has been kyboshed now."