Issue Mannus leaves, Arnison to follow?

As told by Michael Wood

Irish keeper Alan Mannus has left City without a contract after failing to impress while not conversing a goal in two and a half games for the club.

The Bantams are believed to be signing Frank Fielding on loan from Blackburn, or trying to at least, while Jon McLaughlin will take the gloves for Saturday’s friendly with Barnsley.

Missing from that is likely to be Paul Arnison who has suffered the repeated problem of being a Bradford City right back. Arnison follows Darren Holloway and Darren Williams in failing to make the position stick although seemed to come closer than both.

When things went well for City last season Arnison seemed to be present supporting the right flank while making a fist of keeping the space behind him covered but as things fell apart it emerged that Arni and the rest of the squad failed to see eye to eye on a number of issues and as a result of that rather than ability the player moves with Darlington his expected destination.

What Darlington boss Colon Todd can do with him remains to be seem but one doubts that with Dean Windass as player and coach that Arnison’s rumoured attitude in the dressing room will be welcomed.