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DONE DEAL: Bradford sign ex-Everton defender Matthew Foulds

Bradford City have signed former Everton defender Matthew Foulds.

The defender arrives at the Utilita Energy Stadium on a permanent basis initially until the end of the 2020/21 season - following a successful trial period - after cancelling his contract at Italian outfit Como.

Born and raised in Bradford, the 22-year-old began his career within City's academy, before a spell with Bury and four years at top-flight Everton - where he won Premier League 2 twice and the Premier League Cup.

A left-back who can also operate in central defence, Foulds told Bradford's website: “I am over the moon to be joining such a big club which I have supported all my life.

“Since leaving as a youngster, I always had dreams of coming back after watching the likes of Nahki Wells and James Hanson scoring goals - from the stands - so it is a bit of a dream come true, for me.

“The standard in training over the week or so I have been here has been top notch, and I have really enjoyed myself so far. The lads have welcomed me with open arms and been brilliant, so I have settled in straight away.

“It is only initially until the end of the season, but I am looking forward to showing what I can do and hopefully helping get this club where it needs to be."

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