Bradford bag Bates

Bradford have signed former Middlesbrough captain Matthew Bates.

Last Updated: 13/10/13 at 16:41   

Matthew Bates: Has agreed a short-term contract at City

Matthew Bates: Has agreed a short-term contract at City

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The defender, a free agent after he was released by Bristol City at the end of last season, has agreed a three-month deal at Valley Parade.

Manager Phil Parkinson moved for the 26-year-old after Andrew Davies was ruled out for three to four months following knee surgery.

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e was right to leave, but not just because of the money City were coming into. If I remember rightly he had a reasonable amount of chances to shine at City, but he never passed the bloody ball. Loads of aimless dribbles and 40 yard shots and not much else. I would say that if he had learnt to be a bit more of a team player he may have done better at City.

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