Bradford boss Gary Bowyer spotted at Leeds United friendly

A general view of Elland Road during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Fulham at Elland Road on December 13, 2014 in Leeds, England.

Bradford City have already signed one Leeds United player in the summer transfer window.

Gary Bowyer manager of Bradford City reacts after the Pre-Season Friendly match between Bradford City and Liverpool at Northern Commercials Stadium on July 14, 2019 in Bradford, England.

The Bradford City manager, Gary Bowyer, was among those present as Leeds United beat Tadcaster Albion 5-1 in a friendly on Wednesday.

Bowyer was spotted by some Leeds fans on Twitter, and later had his attendance confirmed by Albion.

The 48-year-old had earlier admitted, via the Telegraph and Argus, that he is still looking to add to his Bradford squad despite adding 10 new faces this closed season.


One of those, Paudie O'Connor, was signed from Leeds on a permanent basis. And it is possible that Bowyer's eyes were on some of the other Whites talents on show in North Yorkshire.

Of those who could be deemed realistic - probably loan - targets for the League Two side, Ryan Edmondson and Robbie Gotts are perhaps the most likely to have piqued the Mancunian's attention.

Edmondson - who shared a photo of himself at Bradford's Valley Parade ground earlier this year - scored a hat-trick for Leeds, while Gotts was also on target.

Leeds United's Ryan Edmondson in action during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Bradford are spoilt for choice in Edmondson's position, however, and may need to offload a striker or two before any such move is possible.

But a deal for Gotts - a who is winger by trade but played right-back on the night - is perhaps not so farfetched, with Bradford already looking at the out-of-contract former Blackburn wide man, Chris Taylor.

The one area in which Bradford are obviously short is at centre-back, where Pascal Struijk played around half an hour for Leeds as a second-half substitute.

Leeds United's Pascal Struijk in action during the Pre-season Friendly match between York City and Leeds United on July 10, 2019 in York, England.

Leeds are not exactly spoilt for choice in Struijk's position, however, and the Dutchman has been tipped to feature more prominently this season, after the departures of Pontus Jansson and Aapo Halme.

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