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Gillingham striker Mark McCammon has joined League 2 side Bradford City on loan

Gillingham striker Mark McCammon
Gillingham striker Mark McCammon

Mark McCammon in happier times at the Gills

Gillingham striker Mark McCammon has joined League 2 side Bradford for a month.

The loan move ends and unhappy spell for the 31-year-old who had grown frustrated at a lack of first team opportunities.

McCammon’s last start for the Gills was in the 3-1 defeat at Leyton Orient on December 1 and since then he has been restricted to the bench.

He joined the Gills in the summer of 2008 and boss Mark Stimson had high hopes for the big striker, who was seen as an ideal partner for Simeon Jackson.

That has not worked out as either party would have liked and McCammon recently voiced his discontent at being left on the sidelines and training with the youth team. It led to him being offered out on loan.

McCammon had initially wanted to stay in League 1 or above but after his name was circulate only Carlisle showed an interest and he turned that chance down.

Former Gills boss Peter Taylor, the new boss at Bradford, was quick to move for McCammon’s signature and he will go straight into the side this weekend for the home game against bottom placed Darlington.

Stimson said: “He should want to play football and that’s what he has decided to do.

“Hopefully he can go and score some goals and maybe come back fresher and fitter and help us.”

The Bantams have also taken Gavin Grant on non-contract terms.

Front-man Grant, who previously played for Gillingham in the 2005/06 season, was a free-agent and had been training with the Gills in recent weeks.

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