YANN Songo’o is ready to provide the muscle in the middle for City after teaming up with Derek Adams for the fourth time.

The commanding midfielder has joined on a two-year deal – a month after playing his part in Morecambe’s promotion under the Scotsman.

The 29-year-old’s arrival takes the recruitment tally to eight since Adams took the Valley Parade hot-seat.

And Adams knows exactly what he is going to get from an uncompromising performer who has played for him at every club he has managed.

The Bantams chief said: “I have a feeling our supporters will enjoy watching Yann put his body on the line for three points over the next two years and beyond.

“I am delighted to have been able to bring Yann here with us as a player I know so well and have a huge amount of trust in.

“Having worked with him at three other clubs, I have no doubts over not only the character we are bringing in, but also what Yann will add on the field for us.

“He is a battler and a winner with real resilience - and physical and mental strength.

“Yann will give his all on the field for his team-mates and supporters and typifies the kind of values needed to play for Bradford City.”

Songo’o, a former France and Cameroon youth international, began his career in Spain with Real Zaragoza.

He first linked up with Adams in the Scottish Premiership with Ross County and also helped him achieve promotion from League Two for the first time at Plymouth before repeating the trick with Morecambe’s play-off win over Newport at Wembley.

Songo’o has also had spells in America with Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City as well as at Blackburn and Scunthorpe.

Adams signed Songo'o again for Morecambe at the start of last season and he made 45 appearances with six goals.

Songo’o said: “I am a player who, no matter what position he is playing in, will give 110 per cent. I like to protect the back four and start attacks to help us win matches.

“I am delighted to have got the deal done. When I got the call from the gaffer, I felt it would be a huge assignment for me at a historic club.

“I am keen to be a part of the project the gaffer is building and was desperate to come in as soon as possible, so am really pleased to be here.

“The gaffer has always found a way to get the best out of me and has helped me progress wherever I have been with him.

“This is a club which speaks for itself, and it did not have to be sold to me too much.

“I am excited for what is ahead and hopefully helping us achieve our aim - which is, this season, undoubtedly promotion.”