David Brown used to cheer David Wetherall from the Elland Road stands.

Now ten years on, the young striker is sharing the City dressing room with his former hero after signing a deal until the end of the season.

"It feels a bit surreal," admitted the pint-sized predator. "I remember he was playing in the Leeds first team when I was nine or ten and I can still see him scoring the winner against Manchester United at home."

Leeds-born Brown, 18, spent a decade with his home-town club before getting released at the end of last season. He joined Nottingham Forest, appearing in a couple of pre-season friendlies, but it did not work out.

"I signed for Leeds when I was only eight so I was probably one of the longest-serving players there. I never got anywhere near the first team, although I saw all the highs and lows there.

"It was unfortunate when I left and then going to Forest didn't really work out. I was involved with the first team in pre-season but there was no chance as soon as the league started.

"So when the offer came from Bradford I jumped at the chance. It was great to come back home and play for a club who are still massive."

Stuart McCall initially handed Brown a trial to press his claims - and he certainly did that by scoring twice for the reserves in a friendly at Sunderland and again at Hull on Wednesday.

McCall reckons the teenager has got the knack of scoring goals and Brown is hoping that can continue.

He added: "It's a good time to get goals when people are looking and making decisions.It's been a good start for me in the trial games and hopefully I can carry on.

"The contract gives me a chance to get used to it and the club long enough to look at me and hopefully take it further for next season.

"We've got a great manager who always has good ideas and I think it helps me with him not being the tallest either!

"I like to think that most big defenders don't like us little ones running around them. Don't expect me to be banging in ten headers a season but maybe playing off the targetman."

Brown will travel with the squad to Macclesfield tomorrow and is keen to make an impression.

"It might not be the biggest squad but there is some good quality here and it's just great to be involved. I have never travelled with the first team before so that is something new and I'll give it my best shot."

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