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Burton Albion confirm talks with Bradford City goalkeeper Jon McLaughlin

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: July 23, 2014

Burton Albion target Jon McLaughlin

Burton Albion target Jon McLaughlin

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BURTON Albion have confirmed they are in talks with Jon McLaughlin after the goalkeeper was released by Bradford City this week.

The Brewers are actively seeking a new keeper to provide competition for Dean Lyness, and both the club and the player himself have revealed he could become an Albion player today.

The 26-year-old stopper did not agree new terms at Valley Parade, and after ex-Brewer Jordan Pickford joined the club, McLaughlin decided to move on.

He told the Yorkshire Post today: "I am now looking forward to life at Burton and seeing how far we can kick on.

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“There have been opportunities at clubs in other divisions, but a concrete offer from a club like Burton doesn’t feel like a drop down in division or class.

"They have been a team who in the past two years have been unlucky not to reach League One.”

On McLaughlin’s exit, Bradford manager Phil Parkinson admitted: “Jon has been a great servant to the club and we would have ideally liked to see him stay.

“But financial constraints mean it hasn’t been possible to strike a deal that is right for both parties.”

Burton confirmed they were in talks with McLaughlin on Twitter, with developments expected later today.

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