Bradford City - Thompson, Bates And Swain Released
UK time is: 07:44:57
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Thompson, Bates And Swain Released

Bradford have announced a trio of players will be released this summer when their contracts expires, with some second year apprentices also informed they aren't getting professional deals.

Garry Thompson, Matthew Bates and Louie Swain have all been told they are being released with apprentices Jack Stockdill, Jack Bentley and Nathan Curtis also told their futures lie away from Valley Parade.

Phil Parkinson has decided that Oliver McBurnie and Niall Heaton will be first-team players, regularly, next season though.

Thompson leaves after 11 goals, the last of which came against Crawley Town to ensure league one survival in April, in 102 games. Bates signed in October and made 22 appearances following a permanent arrival from Middlesbrough but was sidelined by injuries at times.

Swain signed his first professional contract last summer but didn't feature this season.

Parkinson thanks all for their efforts and wished them well, telling the official website: 'I would really like to thank Thommo (Garry Thompson) for his significant contribution over the two years he has been here at the club.

'He played his part in helping us to a major cup final and promotion last season, and he also contributed to a mid-table finish for us this season.

'I am sure there will be no shortage of clubs interested in his services.

'I'd also like to thank Batesy (Matthew Bates) for his professionalism and hard-work throughout the season. With regards Louie, I've spoken to him and I just feel he needs to find a club more suited to his level so that he can benefit from getting regular games under his belt.'

Talks will continue with the players that he wants to keep over the coming weeks with announcements made in due course.

This site is looking for an editor (at least contributor), so if a fan can offer us a genuine opinion from someone that supports them we would love to share it with the masses!

To find out more
***CLICK HERE***




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 8 2014

Time: 11:44AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Bradford City Articles

Parky Confirms Defender Talks (Monday July 27 2015)

Bradford 2-0 Carlisle - Friendly (Sunday July 26 2015)

Bantams' Defensive Frustration (Saturday July 25 2015)

Massive Morais Blow! (Friday July 24 2015)

St Mirren 0-1 Bradford - Friendly (Monday July 20 2015)

Winger Seals Rangers Move (Monday July 20 2015)

Motherwell 0-3 Bradford - Friendly (Thursday July 16 2015)

Marshall Move (Tuesday July 14 2015)

Archived Bradford City Articles

List All Vital Bradford City Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Peepo 2

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. Barnsley 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Blackpool 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Bradford 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Burton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Bury 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Chesterfield 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Colchester 0 0 0 0 +0 0

Bradford City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

DRFC Walsall release trialist Liam Wakefield
Doncaster : 28/07/2015 22:25:00
Smith Confirms No Deal For Wakefield
Walsall : 28/07/2015 22:20:00
DRFC Released players struggling to find new clubs
Doncaster : 28/07/2015 20:28:00
Mellon Pleased With Wolves Draw
Shrewsbury : 28/07/2015 20:02:01
Sharp & Sammon Talk United Moves
Sheff Utd : 28/07/2015 19:47:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Has it been a good season?
Suggested By:  VitalBantam
Yes, above expectation 73%
No, below expectation 5%
About what I thought 22%