THERE has been a flurry of transfer activity at Bradford (Park Avenue) over the last 24 hours, with the biggest news being that club captain Keith Lowe has departed the club.

Following an official approach, the centre-back has joined Avenue's fellow Vanarama National League North side Kidderminster Harriers.

Lowe featured for the club in pre-season under Garry Thompson, but did not officially join the club until interim manager Marcus Law took charge.

His experience has proved vital in Avenue's improvement under Mark Bower, but he leaves Horsfall with his side still a whole 10 points off safety.

Talented midfielder Jon Royle has also played his final game for Avenue. He has returned to parent club AFC Telford United following his loan spell with the club.

Meanwhile, the short term loan for exciting young forward Brad Dockerty to Pontefract has been extended until the end of the season, with the club hoping he gains some vital experience at a lower level.

One man is coming into the club though, with Bradford securing the services of 23-year-old midfielder Jake Hibbs on a three-month loan from Spennymoor Town.

Hibbs is the second player to arrive on loan from Spennymoor this week after Ryan Hall, and is no stranger to Horsfall, having previously had a loan spell at the club from Halifax Town back in 2017.

He won the FA Trophy with Halifax in 2016, playing the full 90 minutes in a 1-0 victory over Grimsby Town, as well as being part of the squad who defeated Salford City in the 2016/17 National League North Play-Off Final.

Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley brought in Hibbs to bolster his midfield ahead the 2018/19 season but he has only made four appearances this season, with the most recent being Spennymoor's 3-1 defeat to Gateshead on Saturday.