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Tom Field joins Bradford City on loan

Defender heads to Valley Parade until the New Year

7 August 2017

Young Brentford defender Tom Field has joined Sky Bet League One side Bradford City on loan until 1 January 2018. The 20-year-old met up with his new teammates for the first time this morning ahead of The Bantams EFL Cup First Round tie at home to Doncaster Rovers on Tuesday evening.

Tom, who has been with Brentford since he was 15, made his First-Team debut for The Bees against Fulham in April 2016, marking the occasion with two assists in a 3-0 win. Last season, he made 17 appearances in all competitions, scoring his first two competitive goals in the 5-1 Emirates FA Cup Third Round victory over Eastleigh at Griffin Park, as well as signing a new long-term contract through to the summer of 2020.

The Bantams narrowly missed out on promotion to the Sky Bet Championship last season after defeat to Millwall in May’s Play-off Final at Wembley. Stuart McCall’s side started their campaign on Saturday with a 2-1 victory at home to newly-promoted Blackpool. However, the game was overshadowed by a serious injury suffered by Bradford full-back Adam Chicksen.

Brentford FC Head Coach Dean Smith said: “Tom is a player that we feel needs to continue his development and to do that he needs to be playing regular football. We had a number of clubs interested in taking Tom on loan but we felt Bradford City, with their fantastic fan base in League One, will give Tom a great opportunity to continue that development and fulfil his potential.”

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