Bradford delight over Dickson move

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CAPITAL One Cup heroes Bradford City have bolstered their ranks by completing the loan signing of Saints full-back Ryan Dickson – a move City’s management have called a “big move” for both player and club.

Left-back Dickson will make his debut against Oxford this afternoon at the start of a loan spell that will run until the end of the season.

The 26-year-old has not featured for Saints in the Premier League this season but he has previously played for Brentford and had loan spells with Yeovil and Leyton Orient.

But Bradford’s 3-1 win over Aston Villa in the Capital One Cup semi-final first leg means he has now joined a side on the up.

City number two Steve Parkin said: “Ryan’s a player we’ve always been aware of but, without being disrespectful, we never thought he would want to drop to our level coming from a Premier League club.

“It’s a big move but the lad absolutely jumped at the opportunity, which is the reaction you want to see.

“He’s obviously seen the Villa game on the TV and there were no qualms about coming up here and joining us.

“Ryan’s a forward-thinking full back and we’re sure he’ll fit in nicely.”

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1:47pm Sat 12 Jan 13

only1chopper says...

1 down, a couple more to go. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but the more on wages we recoup, we can put towards paying a decent player a wage. For Dickson, it is a chance of playing some footy, the reason why we were paying him!
1 down, a couple more to go. Sorry if that sounds harsh, but the more on wages we recoup, we can put towards paying a decent player a wage. For Dickson, it is a chance of playing some footy, the reason why we were paying him! only1chopper

2:00pm Sat 12 Jan 13

upwherewebelong says...

does strike me as a sensible move for all concerned. I was puzzled that he found himself so despised by Adkins as didn't he contribute some key crosses for goals that helped us out of League 1. An excellent displayed at Orient springs to mind.

I agree with only1 that we do need to further trim our squad. Adkins needs to determine whether Lee, De Ridder, Hammond, Sharp are ever going to feature prominately for us and if not quite frankly get rid and replace with players that will get a look in. Lee is an odd one though Adkins signs him then seems to fall out with him for some reason. Same with Sharp. We'll never know whether he could have cut it at Prem level as NA didn't give the bloke a fair chance.
does strike me as a sensible move for all concerned. I was puzzled that he found himself so despised by Adkins as didn't he contribute some key crosses for goals that helped us out of League 1. An excellent displayed at Orient springs to mind. I agree with only1 that we do need to further trim our squad. Adkins needs to determine whether Lee, De Ridder, Hammond, Sharp are ever going to feature prominately for us and if not quite frankly get rid and replace with players that will get a look in. Lee is an odd one though Adkins signs him then seems to fall out with him for some reason. Same with Sharp. We'll never know whether he could have cut it at Prem level as NA didn't give the bloke a fair chance. upwherewebelong

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