By Joe Nelson

West Ham midfielder Josh Cullen has re-joined Bradford on loan until January, it was announced on Monday.

Bradford announced on their official website that the 20-year-old will spend the next five months at the League One club.

The 20-year-old made 17 appearances while on-loan at the Bantams last season and will have another stint at the club until January 2017.

“I really enjoyed my time at Bradford last season and it was a no-brainer really for me to return once I knew the club were interested in bringing me back,” Cullen told the club’s website. “I am excited by the prospect of trying to push this club on again.
“Obviously in the summer I didn’t know exactly what my situation was going to be for this year but as soon as I knew West Ham were allowing me to come (to Bradford), I was straight in the car to get up here.
“The fans, players and the staff were all brilliant with me first time around and I feel really comfortable at the club.
“West Ham were really happy with the way Bradford treated me and Reece (Burke) last season. This is a great club and I am really happy to be back.”

The Yorkshire-based club welcomed back Cullen with open arms with plenty of heart-felt messages being displayed on Twitter.

Teammate Filipe Morais tweeted: “Buzzing to have @JoshCullen8 back. Couple more and there will be lots of competition for places, bring the best out of everyone!”

Cullen, who was born in Westcliffe-on-Sea, is eligible to play for both England and the Republic of Ireland internationally.

He made one appearance for the England Under-16 side before going on to represent the Irish Under-19s and Under-21s side.

The West Ham academy graduate has made four appearances for the senior side, which include three appearances in the 2015-16 Europa League campaign and one appearance in the Premier League.

In other West Ham transfer news, their negotiations over a new defender have collapsed.