‘Most think of this as a mistake’, ‘Unplayable’ – These Bradford City fans react to 26-y/o’s departure

Bradford City have released ten players as they face up to a second season in League Two, as reported by their official site.

The season started with such optimism, Gary Bowyer’s apparent pedigree combined with a number of transfers meaning they looked like promotion contenders. Unfortunately, Bowyer’s spell wasn’t a success and by the time Stuart McCall came back, again, the Bantams were on the fringes of the top seven.

As the current pandemic continues to bite into football’s finances, the club have let ten of their players go, with one notable name on the list that has caused a few fans to comment.  Kelvin Mellor, Jake Reeves, Shay McCartan, Jordan Gibson, Jermaine Anderson, Hope Akpan, Adam Henley, Daniel Devine, Joe Riley and George Sykes-Kenworthy will all leave Valley Parade, whilst only Richard O’Donnell is in talks to stay. One-year extensions in the contracts of Clayton Donaldson and Zeli Ismail have both been activated and they’ll also remain at the club.

It’s the departure of McCartan that a couple of fans have questioned; the Irishman signed for the Bantams for an undisclosed six-figure fee from Accrington Stanley. After a tough first season, he joined Lincoln City on loan where he scored the goal that clinched them the League Two title. He returned to the Bantams, where he bagged four goals in 22 outings, including a brace in a 3-1 win against Stevenage in McCall’s first win as boss.

The 26-year-old is now on the lookout for a new club, but these Bradford fans believe that he might have been worth a new deal.



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