There’s quite an Old Boys network developing at Carlisle United, increased by the Blues’ transfer deadline activity.
The signing of Jordan Gibson and Kelvin Mellor before the window closed last night means that the Blues have now had eight ex-Bradford City players on their books across the last two seasons.
Nat Knight-Percival, Omari Patrick, Callum Guy, Joe Riley, Danny Devine and Dean Furman, have all ended-up at Brunton Park in recent times.
Knight-Percival is probably the most familiar name to Valley Parade regulars. He played 135 times for City, scoring eight goals in his three years at the club.
After a season in Cumbria, the centre-half joined eventual play-off winners Morecambe before moving to to Tranmere Rovers this summer.
Patrick joined the Bantams in 2017 with much expected of him but struggled to cement his place under several mangers as he went out on loan to Yeovil Town and Wrexham.
The forward joined Carlisle in January 2020 – and upon the completion of his 18-month contract he went to League One Burton Albion.
Furman joined City on loan for the 2008-09 season. A product of the Chelsea academy, he made 31 appearances while on loan from Rangers.
The South African international played for Oldham, Doncaster and returned to his homeland for five years before signing on at Carlisle last season.
He has since dropped down the divisions and is currently playing at Altrincham in the National League.
Over half of the players with Bradford City on their CV still ply their trade at United with new recruits Mellor and Gibson joining Guy, Devine and Riley.