Bairns of Bradford may add another

Pic Lisa Ferguson. Jack Compton
Pic Lisa Ferguson. Jack Compton

BRADFORD City are taking a look at another Falkirk player, Jack Compton.

The Bantams have already signed Chris Mitchell and Mark Stewart from last year’s Falkirk squad and wantaway winger Compton is currently training with the club.

He is expected to feature as a trialist before a decision is made on his future - but that is unlikely to be with the Bairns after his application in the pre-season friendly with Peterhead was criticised by Steven Pressley.

Since that game Compton has failed to be included in any of the Bairns’ matchday squads and his left-sided position has been filled by the impressive youngsters Craig Sibbald and Stephen Kingsley.

Should Compton free up more wages Steven Pressley would look to strengthen his central defensive position - potentially with trialist Matthew Flynn.

“Matthew was a player who caught the attention of myself and Alex Smith at Rochdale about 18 months ago,” the Bairns boss said. “He’s the right type to have around and has done well since he’s been here - I have asked a lot of him since he came up for training with pre-season games and double sessions.”

The Bairns boss also distanced the club from a loan move for Preston striker Jamie Proctor, who impressed for the weekend visitors at The Falkirk Stadium.

North End manager Phil Brown revealed contact had been made about the striker, but the approach was rejected.

“It was several weeks ago and that is still the way it stands,” Pressley told Heraldsport. “I am looking to add to the squad where it is possible, but I think I need a central defender next.”