Chris Wilder’s second signing of the transfer window is likely to be another popular one – Ricky Ravenhill has re-joined the club but this time on an eighteen month contract. The midfielder returned to Bradford just after Aidy Boothroyd was sacked and was playing for the Bantams as recently as Tuesday night as he came off the bench for the final few minutes of their 0-0 draw with Preston North End but is now a permanent member of the Cobblers squad.
We all know exactly what the 33 year old can bring to the middle of the park after his loan spell in November and December and was one of the stand out players in the period that led to Boothroyd departing. A battling, ball winning midfielder is another key component of any League Two side and to get someone in who knows the club, knows the players and can get straight into this dog fight at the bottom is perfect.
Ravenhill has plenty of experience in the Football League having represented the likes of Barnsley (where he came through the youth ranks), Doncaster Rovers, Grimsby Town, Darlington, Notts County and Chester before joining Bradford in 2011, initially on loan.
He will, I’m sure, be welcomed back here with open arms and he joins Alan Connell by going straight into the squad for the Cheltenham game on Saturday afternoon.