Issue One out, one in as City have Hendrie on the wing

As told by Michael Wood

Lee Hendrie – cousin of John and former Aston Villa player – has signed for Bradford City today as Peter Taylor looks to add to his his faltering squad.

At the same time young goalkeeper Chris Elliott has gone to Harrogate Railway on loan.

Hendrie left Derby County in the summer after a nine month spell that saw him play only ten times. Previously he is known for his time at Aston Villa and Sheffield United as well as for Peter Taylor’s England u21 side.

After failing to win a contract with Reading Hendrie is a free agent and joins a City team which seems to have a role custom made for him. A midfielder who likes to drift forward Hendrie would fit into Peter Taylor’s 433 most probably in the place of Tom Ademeyi alongside Tommy Doherty and Lee Bullock and perhaps his signing is a signal that the manager is looking for more experience in his starting line up to reverse recent results.

Hendrie is expected to play a part in the game against Gillingham at the weekend. He has taken Scott Neilson’s vacated number eleven shirt.

Hendire is 33 years old, Elliot is 18.