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Online petition to kick former Bradford youth player out of England squad

Roy Hodgson has lashed out at the 10,000 people who have signed up to a petition calling for former Bradford City youth player Tom Cleverley to be excluded from England's World Cup squad.

Cleverley grew up in Bradford and featured for their youth team Credit: Press Association

Cleverley has come in for strong criticism this season for his performances for Manchester United, but the midfielder remains a regular in the national set-up.

One England fan - Glenn McConnell from Blackpool - took exception to Cleverley's latest call-up last month when he launched an online petition calling for the 24-year-old to be "banned" from the World Cup.

McConnell hit out at Hodgson for handing the "inept" Cleverley 13 caps when the midfielder, in his opinion, does not possess "any genuine qualities whatsoever".

Over 10,000 people have signed up to the cause online. Some of them have left derogatory comments on the webpage that hosts the petition - something that England manager Hodgson is not happy about at all.

Cleverley himself said recently he was annoyed at being a scapegoat for United's recent troubles.

The re-emergence of Jordan Henderson has cast doubt on whether Cleverley will make the 23-man squad for Brazil.

But Hodgson refuses to ditch the Manchester United midfielder, who played the first nine games in England's World Cup qualifying campaign.


Windass: Mclean will be an asset

Bradford City have completed the signing of Hull City striker Aaron McLean.

The 30 year old - who scored on his last appearance for the Tigers in their recent FA Cup victory at Middlesbrough - is expected to make his debut for the Bantams in the Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United on Saturday.

Dean Windass, who played for both Hull and Bradford, says he'll be a big assett:

Bantams secure Mclean signing

Bradford City have captured striker Aaron McLean on a permanent deal from Premier League side Hull City.

McLean, 30, put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half year deal at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Mclean playing for Birmingham City Credit: Press Association

Subject to receiving the relevant clearances, McLean, who has over 120 career goals, will now go straight into City's squad for their Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United on Saturday.

A delighted Phil Parkinson said: "I'm thrilled by the arrival of Aaron.

"He is someone I have monitored for a while now and he has a proven record at this level.

McClean tussles with Crystal Palace's Mile Jedinak Credit: Press Association

"Aaron is a fantastic player and he will be a great personality to have around the dressing room."

Before moving to the Coral Windows Stadium, McLean spent most of the last two years playing Championship football with Hull and during loan spells at Ipswich Town and Birmingham City.

The striker did feature for Hull in the Premiership during their fixture away at Tottenham Hotspur earlier this season, however, while he scored in their recent F.A Cup third round win at Middlesbrough as well.

McLean also has experience of playing at League 1 level before having netted 18 goals in 39 appearances for Peterborough United in the 2008/09 season.

Wells signs for Huddersfield

Nahki Wells
Nahki Wells Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Huddersfield Town have signed Bradford striker Nahki Wells for an undisclosed club record fee.

The 23 year-old Bermudan international, who has scored 14 goals in League One this season, has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Terriers.

Town boss Mark Robins told the club website: "We have tracked the progress of Nahki for some time and we are delighted that we have secured his signature.

"At just 23 he has huge potential, which he has proven at Bradford in the last two seasons. He fits into our ethos of buying young, hungry players who have experience and that we can develop.

"His goalscoring record over the last 18 months is hugely impressive and we believe that he is ready to make the step up to the Championship.

"He will excite our fans and I believe he will offer our frontline something different and I can't wait to watch him in action for Huddersfield Town.

"For a young man he has already achieved a lot in his career having reached the Capital One Cup Final and promotion with Bradford.

"His achievements and potential meant that he was coveted by a host of Premier League and Championship clubs and I am delighted that he has chosen to join us."


Winger Jordan Graham joins Bradford City

Jordan Graham: Joining Bradford City on short-loan deal Credit: PA

Aston Villa winger Jordan Graham has joined Bradford City on a short-term loan deal on the eve of the club's Sky Bet League 1 home fixture with Bristol City. Graham, 18, will stay with the Bantams until 8 February 2014.

The Coventry-born winger should now, subject to receiving the relevant clearances, go straight into City's squad for tomorrow's Bristol City match after training with Phil Parkinson's squad for the first time today.

Terriers closing in on Nahki Wells signing

Nahki Wells Credit: ITV Calendar

Huddersfield Town are reportedly closing in on the signing of in-demand Bradford City striker Nahki Wells.

After scoring 53 goals in two and a half seasons for Bradford City, the Bermuda international has been targeted by several championship clubs, but it's reported that the Terriers have agreed an undisclosed fee with City.

Video: Bradford fan's wembley trip documented

A special video has been released to mark Bradford City's wembley trip earlier this year.

'We Made History - The Fans ' was made by fans to commemorate a special day in the 120 year history of Bradford City Football Club.

Fans were asked to submit video footage captured on phones and personal cameras via social media networks

The film will be showcased at the National Media Museum in the run-up to Christmas.

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