Jamie Devitt has returned to League Two and will face former club Carlisle United next month after linking up with Bradford City.

The midfielder has joined the Bantams on a season-long loan from Blackpool.

It comes after Devitt found himself out of favour at Bloomfield Road under manager Simon Grayson, having joined in the summer under previous boss Terry McPhillips.

Devitt, who turned down a new Carlisle deal at the end of last season, will face the Cumbrians on September 21 when United go to Valley Parade.

The clubs also meet at Brunton Park on Boxing Day.

Bradford boss Gary Bowyer said the Bantams had secured Devitt despite interest from other clubs.

Carlisle, though, were not among them after Steven Pressley recently said he would not entertain a return for the 29-year-old, who spent three seasons at Brunton Park.

Speaking to Bradford's website, Devitt said today: “The manager got in touch with Blackpool and, once I heard of the interest, there was nowhere else I wanted to be.

“The team is doing really well at the moment and I just want to come in and add to that.

“We have a really good squad here. The gaffer has recruited brilliantly, there is plenty of experience, and I think we all know what we need to do: get promoted."

It sees Devitt return to a club where he spent a loan spell from Hull in 2011.

Bowyer said: "Jamie has proved in this division what a great threat he is and we look forward to him contributing goals and providing assists."