BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have beefed up their squad even more by acquiring a striker on loan and a defender.

Luke Rawson joins from National League club Chesterfield until February 23 while ex-Leeds United defender Liam Bennett has signed on a non-contract.

The tall striker first appeared for the Spireites whilst still a first-year scholar in the final game of their ill-fated 2018-19 League Two relegation campaign.

Loan spells at the likes of Northern Premier League Premier Division side Matlock Town and Step 4 teams Sheffield FC and Brighouse Town followed.

Last year, Rawson even dropped down to Thackley's league to bag five goals in six games at Handsworth.

Most recently, the 19-year-old was at Vanarama National League North strugglers Alfreton Town, scoring once in his two displays.

Bennett is another product of the famed Leeds academy, bringing Avenue's tally to five in the current squad. Starting at the age of nine, he came through with the likes of Lewis Cook and Kalvin Phillips.

In 2015, the centre back jetted stateside to agree a five-year deal with University team, Louisville Cardinals.

Upon the expiration of his contract, Bennett became a free agent allowing Mark Bower to swoop after a couple of months training at Horsfall.

With both joining in time for tonight's game, Bower should have around 19 players to choose from.