BRADFORD (Park Avenue) will need to score more goals if they want to stay up in the Vanarama National League North, and the signing of former Bantams striker Tom Clare is certainly a good start.

Clare, who turned 20 in September, joined City last summer from Barnsley but failed to make an impact in the first team.

He joined Avenue's divisional rivals Boston United on loan in March of this year, and scored five goals in 15 games for the Pilgrims.

He has found opportunities more limited this season, and yesterday, the club agreed to terminate his contract by mutual consent.

That paved the way for Avenue to be able to sign him today, and his goalscoring experience could prove vital.

Mark Bower's rock-bottom side, who visit high-flying Chester FC tomorrow afternoon, have been misfiring in front of goal all season, having scored a league low 11 times.

That has contributed to their woeful goal difference of -40 after 18 games, with the club desperate to claw some of that back.

Clare is not the first striker that has signed for Avenue this month, after Oli Johnson re-signed on November 2.

The 20-year-old new boy will hope to have a similar impact to the experienced Johnson, who scored in his first home game, a 3-2 defeat to King's Lynn Town, just minutes after coming off the bench.

This is not Clare's first loan spell at a non-league club in West Yorkshire, with the youngster having previously spent a short spell with Ossett United.

Meanwhile, Avenue also confirmed today that, following Jon Moran's short term loan deal to Stafford, he has now opted to join them on a permanent basis.

The club placed on record their thanks to Moran's for all his efforts in an Avenue shirt and said that they wished him all the best for the future.