Bantams swoop for Doyle
Bradford City have snapped up former Barnsley defender Nathan Doyle on a free transfer.
The 25-year-old, who can also play in midfield, signs a one-year deal at Valley Parade and rejoins the club where he spent the 2006-07 season on loan. Doyle is Bradford's ninth signing of the summer and boss Phil Parkinson is delighted with his newest recruit. "I think it's an outstanding signing for us, he's played most of his career at Championship level," he told the club's website. "We've been working hard to bring him in and I think he'll prove to be a great piece of the jigsaw this season." Bradford are hoping to improve on last season's disappointing 18th-place finish in League Two and Parkinson believes Doyle will be a huge boost "I said to Nathan he can come here and be a hero," he said. "Any group of players who bring success to our supporters will be heroes and Nathan can be a part of that. "He can play a really big part this season for us because he's certainly capable of that."