Bradford City Sign Midfielder Ollie Crankshaw on a Permanent Deal From Wigan Athletic

Ollie Crankshaw

Bradford City have signed Wigan Athletic midfielder Ollie Crankshaw on a permanent deal.

The talented midfielder arrives for an undisclosed fee, signing a two-and-half-year contract at Valley Parade.

He is the latest arrival in what has been a hugely busy window for the Bantams. Mark Trueman and Connor Sellars have added nine new faces so far and have transformed the performances on the pitch

Bradford City Sign Midfielder Ollie Crankshaw on a Permanent Deal From Wigan Athletic

Crankshaw Was a Regular From the Wigan Bench

The young midfielder was thrust into the first team this season due to Wigan’s financial issues. Their hand had been forced and the youngsters have impressed this season. Crankshaw fits this bracket and his midfield performances have won plaudits.

He has made 19 appearances in League One this season but only two of those have been starts. Leam Richardson has been regularly called upon Crankshaw from the bench but he will be hoping for game time in League Two with improving Bradford.

The Bantams are unbeaten since Mark Trueman and Connor Sellars took interim charge of the side. They have also reshaped an underperforming squad with Crankshaw the ninth new face to join.

He could make his Bradford debut against Exeter City this weekend.

Speaking to the Bradford city website about his move, Crankshaw said: “It feels great to be here and I am glad to have got the deal over the line. The offer was there and I really wanted to come to this club.

“There are some extremely positive things happening at Bradford City at the moment, and the morale around the place is great.

“This is such a big club and, when the opportunity came around, I took it with both hands. I want to play a big part, here, and help us get back to where we should be.

“I am looking forward to putting on the claret and amber shirt and giving all I can to help pick up some more victories.”

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  1. You have got yourself one very talented player in Ollie Crankshaw, most Wigan Ath fans will be very sorry to see him leave, I was hoping to see him maturing with WAFC he was one of a very impressive academy which has given our club in crisis half a chance of staying in League 1! Good Luck to you Ollie and BCFC

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