CITY have appointed John Vaughan as the club’s new goalkeeping coach.

The 54-year-old arrives at Valley Parade on a one-year contract, which will see him hold the role until at least the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Vaughan carries an abundance of experience in the EFL, working as goalkeeping coach of League One runners-up Barnsley last term, with stopper Adam Davies being named in the PFA Team of the Year.

Vaughan replaces Maik Taylor, who left the Bantams at the end of last season after joining in March and has subsequently joined League Two rivals Walsall.

The former Preston North End, Fulham and Cambridge United keeper said: “I am really looking forward to it. I am well aware of Bradford and the size of the club.

“It will be a lot of hard work, but I am excited for the challenge ahead this season.

“When I found out there was an opening at the club, Gary (Bowyer) and I had a chat, figured we felt the same way about football, and got the deal sorted.

“I am determined to hopefully make the goalkeepers better. As the goalkeeper coach, that is the fundamental aspect.

“If you can improve the standard of the goalkeepers, you improve the standard of the team.

“I do not think Bradford should really be in League Two, and we are not going to be hanging around in our attempts to go back up at the first time of asking.”

Gary Bowyer is pleased to add Vaughan to City’s ranks, and is looking forward to establishing a successful working relationship with the latest addition to his backroom staff over the course of the coming season.

The Bantams boss added: “We are really delighted John has agreed to join us.

“His experience in the game - both in playing and coaching - will be invaluable, not just for the goalkeepers, but for all our team, including myself and the coaching staff.

“John’s record in developing goalkeepers is fantastic and we look forward to seeing him having further success here at Valley Parade.”