PROMISING teenage footballer Jordan Gibson has signed a one-year deal with League One outfit Bradford City.
The Bartley Green youngster and former Bromsgrove Sporting player spent two years at Glasgow Rangers’ under-20s set-up before he was released from Ibrox earlier this summer.
Before joining the Bantams’ development squad, Gibson enjoyed a pre-season trial where he featured in some of City’s friendly fixtures and scored in the 3-2 defeat to Sunderland at Valley Parade.
The 19-year-old will now team up with boss Stuart McCall and will wear the number 27 shirt.
Speaking of his move to Bradford City, Gibson said: “The lads have all helped me settle in really well – the young boys and the older ones as well.
“The friendlies this summer were my first chance playing in a first team environment, especially at this sort of level.
“I am very grateful to the manager to have been given this opportunity over the summer.
“Scoring against Sunderland in front of the Kop was a great feeling.
“I feel I’ve only shown the fans glimpses of what I can do – I feel there is more to come.”
He added: “I believe in myself and my ability, and I know I have to show even more.
“Hopefully I can go out in games now and show what I can do.
“Looking at what Daniel Devine, Dan Pybus, Omari Patrick and Ellis Hudson have done.
“My aim has to be to try and get in the squad myself and make an impact as well.
“We’re all pushing each other and looking to achieve the same goal.”
Gibson previously suffered setbacks at West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and Wolverhampton Wanderers, and a full-time contract did not look like going the youngster’s way.
But he was then quickly snapped up by Rangers boss Mark Warburton but did not quite make it into the first team.
After two years at Ibrox, Gibson moved back to England after his release in a bid to re-launch his professional career.