Chris Brandon today opened the door for a possible switch to hometown club City.

Brandon has been released by new Huddersfield boss Stan Ternent after four years at the Galpharm.

And the Bradford-born midfielder indicated that he would welcome an approach from the Bantams.

Brandon said: "I'm open to offers at the moment and I'd be happy to talk to Bradford if they are interested.

"I've been left in limbo a little bit as Gerry Murphy wanted to keep me at Hudders-field but the new manager has come in and made his decision, even though he's never seen me play."

The 32-year-old grew up a City fan and used to idolise Stuart McCall as a youngster. He still lives within ten minutes of Valley Parade and has made no secret that he would love to play for his boyhood club one day.

But despite the pulling power of his Bradford roots, City still face plenty of competition for his signature. His wages at Huddersfield are also believed to be above what they would be prepared to offer.

"My agent has been contacted by about a dozen clubs," he added, "so we'll just have to wait and see what happens."

Brandon began his career at Park Avenue and did not turn pro until 23 when he joined Torquay. After moving to Chesterfield, Peter Jackson brought him back to West Yorkshire in July 2004 and he played 148 games for Huddersfield, scoring 14 goals.

Brandon can play anywhere across the midfield and Murphy briefly played him up front when he took temporary charge after Andy Ritchie was sacked.

But Brandon sat out the last three games of the season after suffering a hamstring injury during the derby win over Leeds.

Having released 13 players last week, McCall is busy finalising his transfer targets and will be watching the play-off games closely.

The City boss said: "There are a lot of play-offs in the next couple of weeks where players might be available. There are also players that have got year options on their contracts and the clubs will be deciding whether to take that up.

"I could go out now and get five or six players but are they going to be better than we've got? We want to aim high and try to get the best possible.

"The phone calls are flying about and it's nice to hear agents saying that a player might have x, y or z to go to but he'd really like to speak to you."

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