Bradford City secure Andrew Davies signing

Andrew Davies

Bradford City have signed defender Andrew Davies from Stoke City.

The 27-year-old spent the majority of the 2011/12 season on loan at Valley Parade and will rejoin the Bantams on a one-year deal when his contract at the Potters expires on 30 June.

City boss Phil Parkinson told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm very pleased. Andrew's a leader, he's very committed and it's great to get him on board.

"He's a good influence on the players around him on the pitch.

Parkinson added: "He's been here before and he knows how we work and he knows the potential of this club.

"I think the ground and the fanbase we have is a real lure for us to bring players here."

Davies was sent off three times in his 26 appearances for Parkinson's side, including being one of three Bantams players shown red in the brawl that followed the 2-1 defeat by Crawley.

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