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Clarke relishing Bradford switch

New Bradford signing Billy Clarke said the club "ticked all the right boxes" after penning a two-year deal at Valley Parade.

Clarke, whose contract at Crawley expires on July 1, will become Bradford boss Phil Parkinson's fifth summer capture.

Clarke, who had spells at Sky Bet Championship clubs Ipswich and Blackpool before moving on to Crawley, told the club's official website: "This is a massive club and the fan base here is very big.

"Those factors, coupled with the chats I had with the manager before I came here, made this the only place I wanted to come to and join.

"Everyone who plays at Bradford always mentions the size of the crowd and the size of the stadium. That sort of thing really does stick with opposition players when they come up to Bradford.

"When you look at the manager we have here and the quality of the players he has brought in already this summer, this place really did tick all the boxes for me."