Championship clubs make a move for Meredith

English Championship clubs are lining up for a move for new Socceroo James Meredith in the January transfer window.

Meredith, who made his Australian national team debut against Kyrgyzstan in Canberra this week, plies his trade in League One with Bradford City.

The left back has been with the Bantams since 2012 and signed a two-year contract extension with the club in March this year.

But FourFourTwo understands Meredith has a release clause in his contract that could see him leave in January. 

A number of clubs are keen on the defender, including Brighton, Reading and Wolverhampton.

The 27-year old has been in the UK since 2004 when he joined Derby County as a 16-year old. Meredith has worked his way up from the football conference and has played in several finals at Wembley.

The Socceroo has been a standout at Bradford City, helping them securing promotion from League Two in 2013 and to reach the League Cup final against Swansea City.

Meredith has scored one goal in 13 appearances for the Bantams this season and they sit currently in ninth place in League One, three points from the promotion places.