Bradford City keen to land Charlton striker Paul Benson to bolster survival bid

Bradford manager Phil Parkinson is desperate to land Charlton striker Paul Benson with the club deep in the relegation mire.

The Bantams suffered a dramatic 3-2 home defeat to Rotherham on Saturday leaving themselves just one point above safety and Parkinson will need to move swiftly with the loan window slamming shut on Thursday.

The Bradford & Angus Telegraph reported on Friday that the Bantams want Benson on loan until January before making the move permanent for a fee of around £100,000.

The 32-year-old has fallen out of favour at the table-topping Addicks with Bradley Wright-Phillips, Yann Kermorgant and Paul Hayes all above him in the pecking order and Parkinson has made no secret of his admiration for the front-man: “Benno is a player we’ve been looking at for a while and we’re working hard to bring him to the club. Hopefully we can do that.

“He wants to come here but it’s getting the deal over the line that’s tough.”

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