Bradford City have announced that former Crewe Alexandra striker Clayton Donaldson has joined the club on an initial 12-month deal, starting on July 1st after the end of his Bolton Wanderers contract, with him becoming the 7th signing for the Bantams of the summer transfer window.
Donaldson, 35, started his career with Hull City in 2002, gaining experience with Harrogate Town, Scarborough, Halifax Town and Harrogate again on loan before moving on to York City and Hibernian. He joined the Alex in the summer of 2008 where he spent 3 seasons (winning the League 2 Golden Boot in his final season here) before spending 3 seasons at both Brentford and Birmingham City and a season each at Sheffield United and Bolton.
He joins Alex Academy Alumni Kelvin Mellor at Valley Parade.
What are Bradford getting from signing Donaldson?
If they get anything like the output he produced in his last season at the Alex then they’ve made a great signing but he’s only scored 7 goals in the last couple of seasons. Clayton has made over 600 appearances in his career and it’ll be interesting just how much of an impact he can have on the Bantams look to get promoted back into League 1 at the first time of asking.