Huddersfield Town striker Jon Stead has signed on loan for Bradford City for the rest of the season.
The move effectively ends the 31-year-old’s career with his hometown club, which was in its second spell, as he is out of contract at the end of the campaign.
Stead has made 14 appearances for the Valley Parade side this season, scoring four goals (including two in the FA Cup) and boss Phil Parkinson has been keen to add him to his League I squad after he helped them to climb to fifth in the table.
Having returned to the John Smith’s Stadium from Bristol City under Mark Robins the summer before last, Stead had netted twice for Town before his loan move, making nine appearances in blue and white stripes this season.
Always a popular figure at Town, where he began his career back in 2002, Stead will be hoping City can overcome Millwall in their FA Cup third round replay and book a plum fourth-round trip to Chelsea.