Bradford City have recalled Heath Richardson from his loan spell at Cleethorpes Town with immediate effect.

It remains to be seen as to whether that is because the Bantams need him as goalkeeper cover for today's league game at home to Tranmere, but one thing is for sure, the Northern Premier League East Division side are going to miss him.

He was inspired in Cleethorpes' league game at home to Carlton Town on Wednesday night, and was awarded man of the match for a superb display in his side's 2-0 win.

After announcing his recall on X, City's post had replies from both Cleethorpes and Carlton fans, hailing the young stopper as a real talent.

Richardson signed a professional deal with City in June 2022, then extended that deal by a year last summer.

Having only just turned 20, Richardson is seen as one for the future, but has proved his worth nicely this season in non-league football.

Aside from his star turn between the sticks for Cleethorpes, he also did well during a brief spell at Bradford (Park Avenue) in the NPL Premier Division in late-2023.