FORMER Charlton left back Adam Chicksen is City's first summer signing.

The 25-year-old has penned a two-year deal with the Bantams after being released by the Addicks at the end of last season.

Chicksen joined Athletic at the start of the 2016-17 campaign and made 21 league appearances, having signed from Brighton.

Despite playing in the Championship play-off semi-final against Derby in 2014, the Milton Keynes-born defender had limited opportunities at Albion, instead going out on loan to Gillingham, Leyton Orient and Fleetwood.

Chicksen made his league debut for home-town club MK Dons in 2008, going on to play 73 league games before joining Brighton in 2013.

Chicksen said: "I've played at Bradford a few times now and I always remember that you get a shiver down your spine because of the atmosphere and the crowd.

"Bradford away was one of those games you looked out forward on the fixture list - you don't get feeling with a lot of other clubs.

"When you are playing at Bradford and the crowd is jumping, you know it is a tough place for an opposition player.

"It is exciting now to be on the other side of that and have the fans on my side this time around.

"This is a special place to play your football and I'm delighted to be a part of it now."

City's head of recruitment Greg Abbott added: "We've looked at Adam's qualities, he's got two great feet, although he comes in predominately as a left back.

"He gets up and down the pitch well, showing a lot of energy.

"We believe Stuart (McCall) will do what he did with a lot of players last season and get the best out of Adam.

"You only have to look at the form of the likes of James Meredith, Mark Marshall and Rory McArdle to see how Stuart can get the best out of players.

"We feel Adam has the ability to be a top player and Stuart is the sort of manager to help him get there.

"Adam got a great move to Brighton & Hove Albion in the Championship while he was at Milton Keynes Dons - that shows the ability he has.

"He can defend and stop crosses into his own box, but he also has the drive and pace to get forward and put the ball into the opposition box as well.

"Mezza (James Meredith) was a great success for us. He came to us from National League level, improved and progressed with the club, and left as probably one of the best left backs in League One.

"Under Stuart's guidance, we feel Adam can make progress as well.

"If Adam shows everything we know he's got, he'll become a favourite with the fans."