MATTY Platt has been unveiled by Notts County.

The centre half’s exit from City has been confirmed after he turned down the offer of a new contract.

Platt made 89 appearances for the Bantams in two seasons.

County board member Richard Montague, who leads on recruitment, said City’s League Two rivals had identified the 26-year-old as a “top target”.

He said: “Matty brings so many positive qualities but, perhaps most importantly, he’s one of the most dominant defenders in the league thanks to his incredible aerial presence, defensive instincts and determination to win first contacts and duels.”

City did not have an option to extend Platt's contract but had been keen to keep him. He suffered just one defeat in his last 14 outings – and the team won 11 of them.

Graham Alexander has already brought in centre half Neill Byrne from Stockport, who is seen as a “leader” in the backline.

Notts conceded 86 goals on their return to the EFL last season – the worst defensive record in the division.