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Bradford set for Hanson tribunal

Bradford City

Bradford City are set to go to a Football Association tribunal over the transfer of striker James Hanson from local side Guiseley.

The 21-year-old joined City in the summer from the Unibond Premier club and has scored four goals already.

Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick told BBC Radio Leeds: "We are prepared to mediate, but their mediation is very, very slight."

City joint-chairman Mark Lawn claims Guiseley want too much money.

Lawn has also said that Guiseley want more money than Bradford paid for Gareth Evans who, unlike Hanson, was signed as a proven Football League goalscorer.

On a scale of one to 10, Bradford have started at one and now moved to two and we've come down from 10 to eight

Guiseley manager Steve Kittrick

Due to the failure to agree a fee, Lawn now expects the case to go to a FA tribunal.

Kittrick added: "The way Bradford are batting at the moment I think it will go to a tribunal.

"I'd rather not say what fee we want, but on a scale of one to 10, Bradford have started at one and now moved to two and we've come down from 10 to eight.

"We think we are being reasonable with it all, but Bradford have got to play ball with us.

"James has done very well since his move and he went with everyone's blessing after we'd looked after him and nurtured him for a good few years.

"It was something he wanted to do and now he has gone full-time he has quickly developed into a good player.

"I just hope the two clubs can sort this out and then everyone can move on."



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