Lynch On Loan

Bradford (Park Avenue) have bolstered their defensive options with the signing of Southport left-back Johnny Lynch on a month’s loan.

The move for Lynch improves the options on the left hand side of defence, after Barnsley recalled youngster George Smith last week.

The 21 year old signed for Southport in the summer of 2014, having been released by Championship side Wigan Athletic.

He is available to make his debut in the New Year’s Day fixture against Chorley.

There will be a pitch inspection held by the match official at 10:30am on the morning of the match. This decision will be final, as it is being held by the referee in charge of the game.

Supporters and staff have worked hard over the last few days to clear the pitch, and below is a picture tweeted into us by @ChipParade