Bradford City manager Mark Hughes has explained the reason he moved for the services of defender Clarke Oduor.
The Kenyan international, who can operate as a winger, wing-back, or full-back, became the first summer signing for the League Two outfit after penning a three-year contract on Wednesday following his release from Barnsley.
Hughes has praised the 23-year-old Oduor by stating: “We are delighted to have secured the services of Clarke, as our first new signing of the summer.
“He is a versatile, dynamic player who will bring a lot of different attributes to our squad, having already amassed a great deal of experience at both club and international levels at a young age.
“His time at Barnsley playing in both the Championship and League One, coupled with an impressive spell at Hartlepool last season, shows the threat he carries as well as his ability to play at a higher level.”
Hughes added: “We are looking forward to having him meet up with the rest of the squad, and I hope you will join me in wishing him a warm welcome to Bradford City.”
Having graduated from Leeds United’s academy in 2017, the 23-year-old moved to South Yorkshire in 2019, making a total of 57 appearances for the Tykes. His goal against Brentford on the final day of the 2019-20 season secured Barnsley’s second-tier status for another year.