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Bradford (Park Avenue) are pleased to announce the two signings of experienced Defender Jamie Sharman, who joins the Club on a deal until the end of the season, and Midfielder Bradley Williams, who joins on an initial 28-day loan from Harrogate Town.

Sharman started his career with Chesterfield, and was named as Academy Player of the Year in 2018/19, graduating that season to the First Team. 

He enjoyed loan spells with Dover Athletic, Kidderminster Harriers and Blyth Spartans, while also making 12 National League appearances for Chesterfields First Team. 

Jamie was released by Chesterfield in the Summer of 2021, joining Matlock Town.

While with the Gladiators, he became one of their most popular players, and was recognised twice at their awards night, winning Young Player of the Year & the Matlock Fans Forum Player of the Season. 

All in all, Sharman made 82 appearances for Matlock, before being released last week. 

Midfielder Brad Williams developed in Harrogate Town’s Academy, and made his first team debut in October 2021 in an EFL Trophy game vs Newcastle United u21s.

He made his league debut for the club in December 2022, in a 4-1 win at Rochdale. 

Brad also enjoyed regular game time in Harrogate’s Academy, and was voted their Players’ Player of the Year award after he and his team won their league last season.

He also spent time out this season on loan with Darlington, where he made 4 appearances. 

We’d like to put on record our thanks to Harrogate Town for their help in getting the deal done.

Jamie Sharman and Brad Williams are both available for selection immediately, and could feature in tomorrow’s opening game of the Big Avey Weekend, where we face FC United of Manchester, followed quickly by Marines’ visit to the Horsfall on Monday. Be there #Bradford!