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Alex Bradley: Five things you may not know

24 July 2019

The Imps announced the fourth signing of the summer this afternoon as former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Alex Bradley signed a permanent deal at Sincil Bank following a successful trial period with the club. We take a look at five things you may not know about the latest signing.

He's half-Finnish

Despite being brought up in the West Midlands, Alex has represented Finland across the youth levels, and most recently, at the U19 European Championships in 2018.

Alex qualifies through his mother, who is Finnish, and made an appearance for Finland U19s, who were also the host nation in the tournament.

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He scored in three different competitions last season

Bradley made an appearance for West Bromwich Albion Under-21s in the EFL Trophy during the 2018/19 season, and he scored in a 2-1 win at Blackpool.

Four days later, Alex made his debut for Havant & Waterlooville, where he scored three times in a short term loan spell for the then National League side, before joining Burton Albion on loan in February.

The midfielder scored on the final day of the Sky Bet League One season for the Brewers, in a 3-1 defeat at Peterborough United.

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He has already scored twice in pre-season for the Imps

Alex has been training with the Imps since the opening day of pre-season, and has featured in numerous pre-season friendlies.

The midfielder scored in the 4-1 victory over Lincoln United at the home of Gainsborough Trinity, while also scoring in the 8-0 win at Leicester City Under-23s.

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He had been West Bromwich Albion since the age of 7

Alex had been at West Brom for 13 years before his departure in the summer. He had made numerous appearances across different ages groups for the Baggies, but didn't make an appearances for the first team.

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Throughout his youth career at West Brom, Bradley played against numerous current senior internationals, including Marcus Rashford.

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