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MANAGER: A player who could add certain qualities

18 January 2016

Keith Curle on Gary Liddle

Manager Keith Curle revealed today that a January transfer window bid has been made by the club in an attempt to sign Bradford City midfielder Gary Liddle.

Liddle, 29, has a wealth of experience with over 400 career games to his name with Hartlepool, Notts County and Bradford City.

“I spoke to their manager and we’ve spoken to their club, and we have made an offer for him,” Curle said. “The initial approach was turned down so the ball is back in our court. We know he’s out of contract in the summer but we haven’t yet been given permission for me to speak to the player.

“That means we’ll leave the powers that be to do their work, but there isn’t really a transfer market at this level for a player who is coming out of contract with his club at the end of the season. I’ve made the approach because he’s a player I think could add certain qualities we need to our squad.

“I have a valuation in my mind for him and I’ve given that to John [Nixon]. We’re both of the understanding that we know what we want and we know our price. We haven’t exhausted our approach on this one, but we’re close.”

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