Topp set for Bantams departure

Image: McCall: Letting Topp go

Bradford striker Willy Topp is set to move on after finding his opportunities limited at Valley Parade.

Striker to move on after just six starts

Bradford City striker Willy Topp is set to move on shortly after finding his opportunities limited at Valley Parade. The Chilean international, also known as Billy, moved to the League Two outfit in a £35,000 switch from Universidad Catolica in December 2007. But he has made just six starts for the Bantams and boss Stuart McCall will let him go to free up a wage. McCall said: "I think the time will come shortly that Billy will be leaving the club.

Pastures new

"Billy wants to go to pastures new and it'll free up a wage for us to maybe bring somebody else in in January." He added: "We've got a big squad and me as a manager can only pick the players that I think are in on merit in training and reserve games." Topp needed an operation in the summer after he was diagnosed with a muscle tightening condition and has made just two appearances as a substitute since. McCall added: "Over the last month he's been spot on - he's had a couple of little niggles and not been able to train for a few days, but his attitude has been very good, and he understands."

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