Yeovil secure deal for Bradford City striker on short-term loan

Bradford City striker Omari Patrick has completed a short-term loan to Yeovil Town.

The 20-year-old has joined the League Two side, who knocked out the Bantams in the FA Cup last season, until January.

Patrick will be eligible to play for the Glovers in the FA Cup, nor the Checkatrade Trophy. Their interest in the Carabao Cup was ended, rather unfortunately, by Aston Villa.

Patrick started his career with local non-league outfit Beaconsfield, recording an impressive goal tally to attract interest from Kidderminster Harriers, which is where he signed his first professional contract in December 2015.  

At the end of the 2015/16 campaign he trialled for Barnsley Under-23s and after scoring against Ipswich Town, signed a one-year contract with the Tykes. His performances for their U23 side attracted the attention of the Bantams last summer where he initially signed a one-year deal.

After scoring the winner on his debut against Blackpool, he then went on to notch a further two times in the first eight games of the 2017/18 season. That earned the Slough-born attacker a new three-year deal.

Our View

There’s a lot of potential in Patrick and League Two is definitely the place to try to hone his skills.

His early form for Bradford was exciting, but he dropped off as their own form rotted away. The Glovers were amongst the early favourites for relegation out of the Football League, but they’ve surprised pundits and are currently seventh in the League Two table.

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