AFC Bournemouth: Goalkeeper Jalal trains with Bradford

Bournemouth Echo: GOALKEEPER: Shwan Jalal GOALKEEPER: Shwan Jalal

OUT-of-favour Cherries goalkeeper Shwan Jalal is understood to have linked up with League One promotion hopefuls Bradford City.

Jalal, who has not featured for Cherries this season, is believed to have trained with Phil Parkinson’s squad in west Yorkshire today.

The 30-year-old has fallen down the pecking order at Dean Court and could be allowed to leave when the transfer window reopens in January.

Jalal, signed by Kevin Bond from Peterborough in 2008, joined Oxford United on loan in September but did not make an appearance.

He was recalled by Cherries following Ryan Allsop’s sending off at Leeds in October and has been an unused substitute on three occasions.

However, Lee Camp’s arrival on loan, coupled with Darryl Flahavan’s return to fitness, has seen Jalal omitted from the Cherries squad in their past four games.

A mainstay of Cherries’ promotion from League Two in 2010, Jalal’s last competitive appearance for the club came during the 3-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in March.

Bradford, currently eighth in League One, have Jon McLaughlan as their first-choice, while Connor Ripley is on loan to the Bantams from Middlesbrough.

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7:22pm Thu 12 Dec 13

nonnogeppetto says...

Jalal served us well but it is a shame that he has not been able to make the championship grade I hope that he gets a chance to play first team football and contribute to whichever team he goes to. Good luck with the trial I hope you are successful and thank you for all that you did for AFCB.
Jalal served us well but it is a shame that he has not been able to make the championship grade I hope that he gets a chance to play first team football and contribute to whichever team he goes to. Good luck with the trial I hope you are successful and thank you for all that you did for AFCB. nonnogeppetto

7:27pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Afcbpete says...

nonnogeppetto wrote:
Jalal served us well but it is a shame that he has not been able to make the championship grade I hope that he gets a chance to play first team football and contribute to whichever team he goes to. Good luck with the trial I hope you are successful and thank you for all that you did for AFCB.
completely agree with your sentiments. For what ever the reasons, he just isn't in favour, so a move was always on the cards. Should he go, I wish him every success, as he served us well.
[quote][p][bold]nonnogeppetto[/bold] wrote: Jalal served us well but it is a shame that he has not been able to make the championship grade I hope that he gets a chance to play first team football and contribute to whichever team he goes to. Good luck with the trial I hope you are successful and thank you for all that you did for AFCB.[/p][/quote]completely agree with your sentiments. For what ever the reasons, he just isn't in favour, so a move was always on the cards. Should he go, I wish him every success, as he served us well. Afcbpete

8:58pm Thu 12 Dec 13

abc100 says...

A very good keeper for league one, I am of the understanding that his back injury does cause him a lot of problems so maybe the championship is a step to far, he has served us well and been one of our better keepers over the years, wish him all the best.
A very good keeper for league one, I am of the understanding that his back injury does cause him a lot of problems so maybe the championship is a step to far, he has served us well and been one of our better keepers over the years, wish him all the best. abc100

9:43pm Thu 12 Dec 13

afcbJPR says...

It seems he has no future at DC, so if I were him, I'd jump at the chance to join another club.

Best of luck to him where ever he ends up. He did a good job for us.
It seems he has no future at DC, so if I were him, I'd jump at the chance to join another club. Best of luck to him where ever he ends up. He did a good job for us. afcbJPR

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