LEE Turnbull has been officially unveiled as City’s new recruitment director.

The 53-year-old has been working with the club for a number of weeks in the build-up to the January transfer window.

Turnbull comes with plenty of experience after similar roles with Sheffield United, Scunthorpe and Oldham. The former player also managed Barrow between 2003 and 2005.

He said: “I am really excited to be here. It is a massive club and where it is at the moment is probably not reflective of its stature.

“A lot of hard work has already been done to set up a robust recruitment department, put a scouting network and database of players in place and get Bradford City moving forward.

“We must get recruitment right and ensure the dynamic of the players we have is exactly what we need, to ensure we can get back to where we should be.”

City chief executive Ryan Sparks believes Turnbull will be a “great” addition as the club look to strengthen their off-field structure.

Sparks revealed that plenty of work has already gone on with him to prepare for the mid-season window.

Sparks said: “He has been working closely with Mark Trueman, Conor Sellars and myself - along with our analysts - for some time now, ensuring we are as ready as we can be for what lies ahead.

“Lee’s expertise and knowledge of the game will only enhance our ability to recruit and build a squad which supporters can continue to relate to and get behind.

“The January transfer window is an important one for us, as is always the case, and we will leave no stone unturned in ensuring we are in a stronger place come February 1.”