CLAYTON Donaldson has sent a message of thanks to Wanderers as he wrapped up a move to boyhood club Bradford City.

The 35-year-old striker spent just one season at Wanderers, scoring twice in 34 games in all competitions.

His time at the University of Bolton Stadium was blighted by financial problems, resulting in unpaid wages and a running battle between the dressing room and the club’s ownership.

But in a message on his official Twitter account, Bradford-born Donaldson hoped the problems would soon be sorted.

“Absolutely delighted to have signed for my boyhood club and I can’t wait to get started,” he said.

“I would like to thank and wish everyone connected to Bolton, players, staff and supporters etc, all the best for the future.

“I really do hope administrators can sort out all the mess because the fans, staff and everyone connected deserves more.”

Bradford boss Gary Bowyer was delighted to bring Donaldson’s experience to Valley Parade, adding that he had impressed in Wanderers colours last season.

“This is a fantastic signing for the club,” he said.

“Clayton is a Bradford lad and the move means a lot to him.

“I watched him several times last season, in the Championship. His work rate and attitude was first class.

“He brings a wealth of experience we can all learn from - with him playing over 600 career games.

“He will be a great role model in our dressing room - and out on the pitch."