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Niall Canavan

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

11/04/1991

Height

193 cm

Signed

31/01/2022

Country

Republic of Ireland

Experienced centre-back Niall Canavan joined The Bluebirds on the final day of the January 2022 transfer window for an undisclosed fee from Bradford City.

The highly rated defender had been a regular in The Bantams starting eleven and skippered the side during the first half of the campaign, but Barrow were able to agree a fee to bring him to Cumbria.

The Leeds-born campaign was part of City’s Academy as a youngster before establishing himself at Scunthorpe United where he signed professional terms in 20009 and went on to play almost 200 senior games.

In 2016 a successful loan with Rochdale was turned permanent and he spent two seasons at Spotland before earning a move to Plymouth Argyle where he was a key factor in their promotion from League Two in 2019/20.

He made just short of 100 appearances for The Pilgrims before he returned north to re-join Bradford in January 2021.

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