DAVID Hopkin has made his first signing as City boss after snapping up free agent Jim O'Brien.

The 30-year-old Scottish midfielder joins the Bantams on an initial four-month deal.

O'Brien began his career as a youngster at Celtic and has played south of the border for Coventry, where he was captain, Barnsley, Scunthorpe and Shrewsbury.

He has spent the last 18 months with Ross County, making 48 appearances and scoring twice.

O'Brien said: “I am really excited to be officially joining the club, it is something I have been working towards for a while.

“I have had to be patient but the gaffer is happy with where I am at fitness-wise and they believe I can add something to the team.

“This is a massive club and it is a real privilege to be here. The fanbase is fantastic and I will give my all.

“It is a relatively short-term deal, so I have an opportunity to earn a longer-team contract.

“When you play for a big club there is always pressure. But I am determined to work hard and make the most of the chance I have been given by David.”