Rory McArdle has today signed a new three-year deal with City.

The Northern Ireland international became the first of the out-of-contract players to pledge his future to the club.

Centre half McArdle has made 99 appearances for the Bantams since joining two summers ago, scoring seven goals including one at Wembley in last season’s play-off final. He is now contracted to the club until the end of June 2017.