Keith Gillespie is hoping to resurrect his career at League Two promotion hopefuls Bradford City after joining the club on a free transfer.
The Northern Ireland international has lost his place in Nigel Worthington’s squad after being released by Sheffield United in January.
But the 34-year-old has impressed in training and last night made an appearance for the club’s reserve side.
He initially joined the Bantams merely to keep his fitness levels up, but has done enough to secure a place in manager Stuart McCall's plans.
McCall said: "Keith has fantastic ability and will be a big addition to the squad. He initially just came in for training and had no pressure put on him but he is desperate to play, putting himself in the shop window.
"Being a free agent helped after he was released by the Blades."
Gillespie has 81 international caps and began his professional career at Manchester United. He also played for Newcastle, Blackburn, Leicester and had loan spells at Wigan and Charlton.