Ryan Huddart played for Bradford on Tuesday night after being released by Arsenal and it didn’t go so well.

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Bradford took on Guiseley in their opening pre-season fixture.

They lost 2-1 despite taking the lead early in the second half. Huddart played in goal for the second 45, conceding both goals. The winner came two minutes from time.

Guiseley play in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football. Bradford play in League One, the third.

Huddart was one of a number of players who were released by the club this summer with the goalkeeping department taking a particularly heavy hit.

He signed for Arsenal in 2013, arriving from Charlton as a highly promising 16-year-old.

Despite Arsenal struggling to find a competent keeper for the first team, Huddart was unable to take advantage of the poor quality at the club and didn’t manage a single senior appearance.

In total, he played 23 times for Arsenal at u23, u19 and u18 level as well as seven times for Eastleigh during a loan there in the second half of the 16/17 season.

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