Bantams faith in Symes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bradford boss Colin Todd has reassured Michael Symes he has a future at the club.Bradford City boss Colin Todd has reassured Michael Symes he has a future at the club after the collapse of his loan move to Darlington.
Todd had allowed Symes to take a month's loan with The Quakers on Friday to enable the youngster to gain experience.
But the Football League blocked the deal due to concerns about Bradford's squad being big enough to cope with any injuries while they are still in administration.
Symes appeared as a substitute for The Bantams against Bristol City on Saturday and has made six appearances for the club in total.
He joined on a two-year deal in the summer after leaving Everton and Todd insists the striker has a role to play at Valley Parade in the future.
"He was going up there for a month and that's all," explained Todd.
"I've told Michael that his future is here. We signed him on a two-year contract which tells him that we think he is a good player.
"It would have given him the chance for a bit of experience but I'm not disappointed that he has not gone."