Bradford boss Parkinson says striker Connell on his way to Cobblers

SWITCHING LOYALTIES - Alan Connell drinks from the play-off final trophy following Bradford's win over the Cobblers at Wembley last season. The 30-year-old striker could now be set to sign on at Sixfields

SWITCHING LOYALTIES - Alan Connell drinks from the play-off final trophy following Bradford's win over the Cobblers at Wembley last season. The 30-year-old striker could now be set to sign on at Sixfields

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Bradford City striker Alan Connell could become Chris Wilder’s first signing as Cobblers manager.

The 30-year-old centre-forward is out of contract at Valley Parade at the end of the season and it is understood Town are in talks to take over that deal and make him a permanent signing.

“It’s a good move for Alan because he needs to play. It’s close to being done,” Bantams manager Phil Parkinson told the Bradford Telegraph & Argus.

Connell has made 15 appearances for Bradford this season but has not scored a goal during them.

He is best known for his goalscoring exploits at Grimsby and Swindon, for whom he scored the equaliser in a 2-1 win at Sixfields on New Year’s Eve 2011, a match made famous by Paolo di Canio’s celebration down the West Stand touchline.

Grimsby had been in the hunt to re-sign the player but he now looks set for Northampton.

 

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