Rory McArdle has become City’s second summer signing after being handed a two-year deal at Valley Parade.

The Sheffield-born defender was a free agent after his contract at Aberdeen expired and his arrival follows the permanent signing of fellow centre-back Andrew Davies.

McArdle, 25, began his career at Sheffield Wednesday but made his name at Rochdale before moving to Pittodrie two years ago.

He said: "Once I heard about the opportunity to come here, I jumped at the chance."