Football : Bradford City to sue over Watson tackle

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Bradford City yesterday decided to take legal action against the Huddersfield Town defender, Kevin Gray, following his tackle on their record signing, Gordon Watson, who suffered a double leg fracture.

They are to issue a writ for compensation against the defender and his club. Geoffrey Richmond, the Bradford chairman, the other directors and the manager, Chris Kamara, met legal advisors at Valley Parade yesterday to discuss the case.

The 25-year-old, a pounds 550,000 buy from Southampton three weeks ago, suffered the injury after just four minutes of Saturday's 1-1 home draw.

Huddersfield will make their response to the allegations in a statement, which is expected to be released on Friday. Alan Sykes, the Huddersfield secretary, said: "We do not intend to comment at the moment. The board have their normal monthly meeting tomorrow and the matter will be raised then."