Bradford to land former Blackburn defender Kilgallon

Blackburn Rovers' Matthew Kilgallon

HITC Sport understands Bradford are poised to sign former Blackburn captain.

Blackburn Rovers' Matthew Kilgallon

Former Blackburn Rovers defender Matt Kilgallon is poised to join Bradford City on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Kilgallon is available on a free transfer after seeing out his contract at Blackburn earlier this summer.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in the central defender, but Bradford have moved quickly to agree a deal for Kilgallon.

Matthew Kilgallon in action for Leeds United

The 32-year-old, who came through the ranks at Leeds United, has made over 300 first-team appearances in his career to date and captained Blackburn in the 2014/15 season as they reached the FA Cup quarter-finals.

Bradford boss Stuart McCall is in the market for a new defender after losing last season's player of the year Reece Burke following the end of his loan spell from West Ham United.

Blackburn Rovers' Danny Graham celebrates scoring their second goal with Matthew Kilgallon

McCall is a big admirer of Kilgallon having worked with the defender during his time as assistant manager to Neil Warnock at Sheffield United.

McCall sees Kilgallon's versatility and experience as a key addition to his squad for the upcoming season as he looks to build a side capable of winning promotion to the Championship.

Blackburn Rovers' Matthew Kilgallon and Huddersfield Town's Tommy Smith in action

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