RYAN McGowan is returning to Australia after signing for Sydney FC.

The 29-year-old defender was released by City at the end of last season having been on loan at Dundee since January.

McGowan, who played 29 games for the Bantams, said: “I’m excited to be coming back to Australia.

“It’s a brilliant opportunity, especially to be joining the reigning A-League Champions.

“Sydney FC’s success in recent years speaks volumes about the type of club it is and I needed no convincing to sign.”