Craig MacGillivray set for Bradford City trial

Craig MacGillivray
Craig MacGillivray

Harrogate Town goalkeeper Craig MacGillivray will have a one-day trial at Bradford City next week.

Town boss Simon Weaver has agreed for his prize shot-stopper to spend Monday at the League One side’s Rawdon Meadows training ground.

Craig MacGillivray

Craig MacGillivray

City have monitored the goalkeeper’s progress over the last few months and boss Phil Parkinson is keen to cast his eye over the number one first hand.

The 20-year-old would command a fee from City after signing a two-year contract at the end of last season.

The goalkeeper was once again one of Town’s top performers in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home to league leaders AFC Telford United.

He pulled off two miraculous saves, one which kept the scores level with less than five minutes remaining.

On the trial, Weaver said: “I got a phone call this morning (Saturday) from Bradford. They just wanted to take him on trial.

“They said ‘can you do me a favour because I’ve got an agent ringing me up all the time, can I have a quick look at him in training on Monday’.

“I won’t hold the lad back. We will give him the opportunity to have a look at it.

“It’s not going to be an extensive trial. They are going to have to make their mind up there and then.

“It’s difficult for a lad going on trial, but we wish him the best.”

Should City sign MacGillivray, Peter Crook would return to Town from neighbours Harrogate Railway.