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Bradford City were the only League 1 club I would have joined – Paul Anderson

3 August 2015

Paul Anderson says that Bradford City were the only Sky Bet League 1 club he wanted to join this summer, after penning a two-year deal at the Coral Windows Stadium.

Anderson joined the Bantams after his contract expired at Ipswich Town, who he made 68 appearances for over the past two seasons.

The 27-year-old initially wanted to stay in the Sky Bet Championship but, after he heard Bradford boss Phil Parkinson pitch the club to him, he was happy to make the move to West Yorkshire.

“It’s been an interesting summer. I had lots of conversations with Championship clubs, and that’s where I wanted to be,” Anderson admitted to

“I’ve been in the Championship for seven years and things just dragged on and on and, now we are a week away from the season, I thought I’m going to have to get something done.

“I met the gaffer [Phil Parkinson] four to six weeks ago, and he’s been spot on with me from start to finish. He was very understanding of my situation, and knows I want to play at the highest level possible.

“Once I wanted to get something sorted, there were a few League 1 clubs who were interested, but never anyone else that I wanted to join because Bradford are a massive club, who are not too far off where I’ve been over the past two years, apart from the division difference.“

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