CITY have signed young midfielder Callum Guy on loan from Derby County for the rest of the season.

The 21-year-old has made just one first-team appearance for the Rams but enjoyed a loan spell at Port Vale last season.

He played 11 times for the Valiants, including in City's 2-1 win at Vale Park last February, and, though his stint was cut short after suffering a hamstring injury, the relegated club were keen for him to return for a second spell.

Bantams boss Stuart McCall said: “We’ve been aware of Callum for quite a while now.

“He had a good spell with Port Vale last season. He actually played right back in the game against us.

“His main job is to be a central midfielder but he can play in that right back role.

“He is hungry, energetic, loves a tackle, and gets around the pitch well.

“We know some of the people at Derby and they speak very highly of him.

“Michael Brown and Chris Morgan, who both had Callum at Vale last season, were also very positive about him.

“He will come into the squad and give us a little bit extra depth. He is hungry enough, however, to want to push himself into the starting XI.”

Guy, who signed a three-year contract with County last September, is eligible for selection for today's clash at home to Northampton. The youngster admits he jumped at the chance of joining City.

He said: "I'm very happy with the move and ready to get started.

"I didn't need any time to think over this move – it was a straight 'yes'.

"I'm a very energetic sort of player, and I can play in a couple of different positions.

"I like to get up and down the pitch, get on the ball and play, and put some tackles in.

"I need to prove myself now though. I need to show to the manager that I can be trusted to go into the team.

"It is exciting for a young player like me to be coming to a team that is doing so well and fighting for the play-offs and more."

Guy, whose first-team debut came against Barnsley in the EFL Cup this season, has also played three times for Derby's under-23s in the Checkatrade Trophy.