Saints defender Ryan Dickson is poised to join League Two side and potential Capital One Cup finalists Bradford City today on loan until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old, below, has not played for the club in more than a year, but a deal is understood to have been agreed to send him to Valley Parade.

Dickson is not cup tied, meaning he could potentially play for the Bantams in the second leg of their League Cup tie against Aston Villa later this month, with Phil Parkinson’s side holding a surprise 3-1 lead following their heroics earlier this week.

Bradford are also closing in on a Wembley berth in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, where they have reached the northern area semi-final.