CITY have signed Peterborough midfielder Jermaine Anderson on a short-term permanent deal.

The 22-year-old has joined David Hopkin’s side until the end of the season and comes straight into the reckoning for Saturday’s home clash against Southend.

Anderson has recently been on loan at Doncaster and made 12 appearances for former Posh boss Grant McCann. But he made only one league start.

His arrival helps to fill an area where City are currently short since Jim O’Brien’s exit for Notts County.

Luca Colville is coming back from injury and Hope Akpan has been hampered with a series of niggling problems.

Anderson, who was at Arsenal as a youth, had been with Peterborough since 2012. He made his debut as a 16-year-old in the Championship against Blackburn.

He said: "I am buzzing to be joining Bradford and am raring to go.

"I haven't played for a couple of weeks, so I am looking forward to getting involved in training and playing at Valley Parade."

Anderson will be looking for more opportunities with City after McCann opted against extending his stay at the Keepmoat, which ran out on January 2, feeling that the midfielder had "lost his fight a little bit."

Hopkin said: "For a young lad, he has played a lot of games in League One, which will be beneficial for us."