GOALKEEPER Jordan Pickford has what it takes to blossom into a Premier League regular one day, according to City team-mate James Meredith.

Pickford has played every League One game so far on a season-long loan from Sunderland, where he is down the pecking order behind Vito Mannone and Costel Pantilimon.

Meredith believes the youngster's displays for the Bantams have demonstrated his ability – and expects him to make the step up at some point.

"I think one day Jordan will be a Premier League keeper, I'm sure of it," said the Bantams defender.

"You've seen he's a good goalkeeper. He's a great shot-stopper, he's good in training and he's been very consistent for us in games.

"He's confident for his age. Sometimes you forget how young he is.

"He's got good technique, good distribution and he's made some big saves when we've needed them. He's doing very well.

"I don't think he really gets the credit he deserves at times but that happens with goalkeepers."

City have gone nine games since the last clean sheet against Crewe – their only one at Valley Parade.

Full back Meredith admits it is a source of frustration, especially in matches when their opponents have had a limited number of scoring chances.

He said: "I wouldn't say it's down to Jordan. He's been good for us. With our back four, we're more than capable of keeping regular clean sheets.

"There are a lot of good goal-scorers in League One and dangerous attacking players, so it's difficult. But if we keep working hard at what we're doing, it will come."