JACOB Hanson has revealed that he could have followed his Valley Parade namesake as another striker.

The teenage right back is viewed as a real prospect after the Bantams snapped him up from neighbours Huddersfield for an undisclosed fee.

The arrival of another Hanson has caused a stir after James Hanson moved on to Sheffield United – and the 19-year-old admitted he has also made a name for himself up front.

Hanson said: "I used to be a striker back in the day. I scored quite a few goals, to be fair, for local clubs in the Sunday league.

"Then I went to Huddersfield, moved round to right winger and then to right back.

"I was moved out wide because of my pace and then one day in training, they played me at right back.

"I did a decent job and just stayed there, although I've played centre back a few times as well. But I do miss the glory of scoring goals a little bit."

Hanson joined Huddersfield from Kirkburton Juniors at 13 and signed his first professional deal two years ago.

Chief scout Greg Abbott had been tracking his progress since that point, although the teenager only became aware that City had made their move a fortnight ago.

Hanson said: "There had been talk about it with my agent but it happened quite quickly in the end. I played for Huddersfield (a week) last Sunday and only found out after the game.

"I had been there for six or seven years and they were my first club. But when the opportunity came, it didn't take much to think about.

"A few people were saying 'one J Hanson goes out and another one comes straight in.' It's close by and I'm still living at home but it's sinking in that it's a bit different.

"I had grown up with most of the lads at Huddersfield and been playing with the same ones for a few years. Now it's a different group of people to get used to."

Hanson fits in to the remit of developing youngsters that owners Edin Rahic and Stefan Rupp are bringing to City.

An ever-present with Frankie Bunn's under-23 team at Huddersfield up to now, his former club have retained a sell-on clause in his contract. There are also add-ons for his progress in the future.

Hanson has stalwart duo Tony McMahon and Stephen Darby ahead of him in the pecking order but harbours hopes that he can play a part this season.

He only made one appearance in the senior ranks at Huddersfield, as an unused substitute in the Capital One Cup against Notts County in August 2015.

Hanson said: "It would be great to be involved a bit. That's what I want to do, to be in and around the first-team squad and maybe get a few games.

"It can only help to learn from the experienced players and you want to test yourself. I've been used to playing against lads the same age.

"You can see that it's a club on the up. They are doing well in the league and you get big crowds."