Matthew Kilgallon joins Bradford City
Last Updated: 01/08/16 11:42am
Former Leeds defender Matthew Kilgallon has signed a one-year deal at Bradford.
The York-born 32-year-old, whose deal has the option of a further 12 months, has become City's eighth summer signing following his departure from Blackburn.
Manager Stuart McCall, who worked with Kilgallon at Sheffield United, told the club's official website: "We're delighted to have brought in someone of Matt's pedigree and experience.
"I've spoken to a number of people at Blackburn Rovers and they were all very positive about him.
"He's coming here hungry and desperate to still play at the highest level possible. He feels that coming to Bradford will give him the opportunity to play higher up again.
"Killa has played the majority of his career at centre-back but I saw him a couple of times playing at left-back last season for Blackburn in the Championship, and playing well.
"I obviously know Matt from his days at Sheffield United and Greg (Abbott, head of recruitment) knows him from his time at Leeds United.
"We knew we needed to still add to our defensive options for the new season.
"Matt ticks a lot of boxes and we now have that genuine competition for places both at centre-back and at left-back."