CITY have solved their striker issue by bringing in Tom Elliott from Salford.

The 6ft 4in former Leeds academy graduate has joined the Bantams on loan from Gary Bowyer’s side for the rest of the season.

Elliott, who has also played for Millwall, Wimbledon and Cambridge, becomes the fifth recruit of the window for Derek Adams – all of them loan signings.

The 31-year-old has made 49 appearances for the Ammies since joining in January 2020.

He has played 19 times in League Two this season, 11 of them starts, and scored four goals – including the winner at Port Vale last week.

Elliott came off the bench in the second half of Salford’s recent defeat against the Bantams.

He said: “I am delighted to be here at a great club with a huge fanbase, and am just looking forward to getting the ball rolling and getting some games played.

“I remember playing at Valley Parade a few weeks ago and the team put plenty of crosses into the box, which I will try to feed off to get as many goals as I can.

“I am a big, strong, physical presence and can just hopefully help the team get up the table towards the promotion spots.

The team put plenty of crosses into the box, which I will try to feed off to get as many goals as I can

“The boys got a good win against Walsall and we are looking to keep that going.

“I cannot wait to get out there and help take the team up the league.”

Derek Adams has been keen to bring in another frontman throughout the window – a chase that has intensified since Lee Angol went down with a serious-looking hamstring injury at Rochdale.

Adams said: “Tom is a player I have known about for many years, so we are pleased to be bringing him in on loan until the end of the season to aid our promotion push.

“He went up to Scotland to play for Hamilton Academical early in his career and I have tracked his progress for many years since.

“He has the ability to bring others into the game, is good in air and provides a platform for other forward players to excel.

“He wants to score, can run in behind and is a striker who is difficult to play against, so we are looking forward to seeing him in action for us.”

Elliott will wear the number 23 shirt for City.