Neilson to sign for City

Stuart McCall has raided non-league football once more to sign Scott Neilson from Cambridge City for a staggered fee with the midfielder playing a final game for The Lillywhites against Halesowen before joining up with City for Saturdays game with Torquay United.

Neilson is McCall’s third capture from outside the league and will look to start his City career in the style of Steve Williams and James Hanson.

The former non-league pair both scored first goals for City at the weekend and have generated no little affection from Bantams fans following a season of well paid senior pros who underperformed. Neilson joins a group of players being defined as opposite to those with hunger which was sadly lacking last term.

The veracity of such characterisation has yet to be seen but Neilson will be expected to affirm it.