Jon McLaughlin Leaves Bradford City
Bradford City have today confirmed that long-serving goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin has left the club. McLaughlin’s contract expired at the start of month and despite that the keeper has been training with club and has also figured in the pre-season friendlies.
The Scottish-born keeper who has been at the club for six years played his last official match with the Bantam’s when he kept goal for the first hour of City’s 4-0 friendly win over Irish club Shelbourne last Saturday.
Speaking on McLaughlin’s departure manager Phil Parkinson said: “Jon has been a great servant to the club and we would have ideally liked to see him stay, but financial constraints mean it hasn’t been possible to strike a deal that is right for both parties. Jon leaves with our best wishes.”
McLaughlin made 137 appearances in total for City’s first team, playing under previous managers Stuart McCall, Peter Taylor and Peter Jackson, as well as Parkinson, in the process.
McLaughlin is now expected to join another club this week with Burton Albion interested in the experienced shot-stopper. Jon’s departure from the club comes a day after City secured a season-long loan deal for Sunderland keeper Jordan Pickford.