Evans earns Bantams deal

Keeper pens one-year contract

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Bradford have ended their search for a new goalkeeper by landing Rhys Evans on a free transfer.

The former England Under 21 international, who was released by Millwall at the end of last season, has signed a one-year deal with the Bantams.

The 26-year-old had spent one month on loan at Valley Parade during the 2007/08 campaign, and impressed Stuart McCall once more during a recent trial period.

He featured in a 2-1 friendly defeat to Burnley on Wednesday and has been backed by McCall to be a success at the League Two club.

Qualities

"Anyone who went to the Burnley game saw the qualities of Rhys," the Bantams boss told the Telegraph & Argus.

"He was excellent and I hope he carries that on.

"I wanted a more experienced keeper who had played a bit and Rhys has the advantage of being here before.

"I was a bit surprised he wasn't offered anything by Millwall after playing regularly last season. But I spoke to their manager and the goalkeeping coach and both recommended him to us."