Former Hartlepool United loan star Matty Dolan leaves Middlesbrough to join Bradford City

ON THE MOVE: Matty Dolan. Photograph by FRANK REID
ON THE MOVE: Matty Dolan. Photograph by FRANK REID

MATTY Dolan has left Middlesbrough to join Bradford City on a permanent transfer.

A product of the Boro Academy at Rockliffe Park, Dolan has spent much of the last two seasons out on loan.

The midfielder helped Yeovil to a place in the Championship last season, when the Glovers won the League One play-off final at Wembley.

This season, Dolan enjoyed a successful loan spell at hometown club Hartlepool United and then spent the second half of the programme at Bradford City in League One.

The 21-year-old impressed so much at Valley Parade that boss Phil Parkinson, from Stockton, has now made his move permanent.