Bradford City AFC has made a thrilling announcement regarding the signing of talented forward Tyler Smith, securing his services for a three-year contract. The 24-year-old, who had attracted interest from various clubs across the English Football League (EFL), has chosen to join the University of Bradford Stadium until the summer of 2026.
Starting his senior career at Sheffield United, Smith gained valuable experience through loan spells at Bristol Rovers, Swindon Town, Doncaster Rovers, Barrow, and Rochdale. In 2021, he made a move to Hull City, where he featured in 37 Championship matches over a span of two years. Last season, Smith also enjoyed a loan spell at Oxford United.
Expressing his delight at completing the deal, Smith stated, “I am thrilled to have finalised this agreement. I simply cannot wait to begin. There has been ongoing work behind the scenes for quite some time, and it feels great to have it concluded early so I can get down to work.”
Known for his energy and strong work ethic, the striker added, “I thrive on making runs in behind and playing off the shoulder. With my experience in the Championship, I aim to bring that to this club and contribute to our goal-scoring efforts. Bradford City is a massive club, the largest in the division, and I am eagerly looking forward to helping the team surpass last season’s achievements and strive for promotion.”
Manager Mark Hughes expressed his satisfaction with the acquisition, stating, “Tyler is a player we have been monitoring for a significant period of time, so we are thrilled to welcome him to the club. As a pacey striker, he possesses the ability to stretch defences with his runs behind the backline and, undoubtedly, poses a significant goal threat.”
Hughes further noted Smith’s experience at the Championship level, having spent the past two years at Hull City, and emphasised the addition of a unique element to the team’s forward line. With pre-season training commencing this week, the Bantams boss eagerly anticipates Smith’s contribution, concluding, “We are excited to have Tyler with us, and I am confident you will join me in extending a warm welcome to him.”
With this significant signing, Bradford City AFC aims to strengthen their squad for the upcoming season and build on their previous successes. The fans eagerly await the impact that Tyler Smith will bring to the team’s pursuit of promotion.