£500k Posh striker joins rivals on loan

Posh striker Luke James has joined Bradford City on loan. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
Posh striker Luke James has joined Bradford City on loan. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.
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Peterborough United striker Luke James has completed a season-long loan move to League One rivals Bradford City today (July 10).

The 20 year-old scored just twice in 34 appearances (13 as a substitute) for Posh following a £500k move from Hartlepool last August. Bradford have paid a loan fee for James and Posh have no recall clause according to the Yorkshire club.

James has also been cleared to play for City in all cup competitions, however the striker won’t be able to line-up against Posh.

It’s understood James trained with The Bantams last week.

James was one of seven Posh players placed on the transfer list at the end of last season with the club immediately insisting they would rather loan him than sell him in the hope that he re-discovers the form he showed at Hartlepool.

James scored on his Posh debut against Leyton Orient in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, but scored just one League One goal, in a 2-0 win at Doncaster in March.

Of the other transfer listed players, Posh have already sold centre-back Christian Burgess to Portsmouth. Jack Payne, Joe Newell, Shaun Brisley, Kane Ferdinand and Kyle Vassell remain at Posh.

The two young players currently on trial at Posh are believed to be midfielders Kieran Sadlier and Andrew Fox. They are expected to be involved in tomorrow’s (July 11) friendly at home to West Ham.