Midfielder Jason Kennedy today became City’s first new face for League One.

The 26-year-old, who left Rochdale after four seasons, has joined on a two-year deal.

City beat off competition, most notably Colin Cooper's Hartlepool, for his signature.

Boss Phil Parkinson said: “He’s a player I like the look of. He’s got a lot of attributes to his game and he had a real desire to come and join us.”

Kennedy added: "It's a great club to come to. I'm hoping to build on their success last season and be a key part of the team."