Bradford (Park Avenue) have announced the signing of defender Jamie Sharman, who has joined the club on a deal until the end of the season.

They have also snapped up midfielder Bradley Williams, who arrives at Avenue on an initial 28-day loan from League Two side Harrogate Town.

Sharman started his career with Chesterfield, and was named as their academy player of the year in 2018/19, graduating to the first team that season as a result.

He then enjoyed loan spells with Dover Athletic, Kidderminster Harriers and Blyth Spartans, while also making 12 National League appearances for Chesterfield's First Team. 

Sharman was released by Chesterfield in the summer of 2021, subsequently joining Matlock Town.

While with the Gladiators, he became one of their most popular players, and was recognised twice at their awards night, winning Young Player of the Year and the Matlock Fans' Forum Player of the Season. 

All in all, Sharman made 82 appearances for Matlock, before being released by them earlier this month.

Midfielder Williams developed in Harrogate’s academy, and made his first-team debut in October 2021 in an EFL Trophy game against Newcastle United's Under-21s.

He made his league debut for Harrogate in December 2022, helping them to a 4-1 win at Rochdale. 

Williams also enjoyed regular game time in Harrogate’s academy, and was voted their Players’ Player of the Year award after he and his team won their league last season.

He also spent time out this season on loan with National League North side Darlington, where he made four appearances. 

Avenue said they would like to put on record their thanks to Harrogate Town for their help in getting the deal done.

Both players were signed in time for Avenue's home game with FC United of Manchester in the Northern Premier League Premier Division on Saturday.

The pair were named on the bench, with Williams coming on for the last half hour of the contest and Sharman remaining as an unused substitute.

Avenue's 4-2 home defeat at the weekend leaves them eight points off safety, and they now face a must-win game tonight at Horsfall against play-off chasing Marine.