Lions snap up Meredith

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Millwall have secured their first signing following promotion, bringing in left-back James Meredith on a two-year deal.

The Australian rejected a new contract at Bradford City in favour of a move to The Den, and will officially join the club on 1 July, subject to passing a medical upon his return from holiday next week.

Having been part of the Bradford side defeated by Millwall in the League One play-off final on 20 May, the 29-year-old has now opted to swap sides, with the lure of Championship football too good to turn down.

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Making 220 appearances during his time at Valley Parade, the defender joined the Bantams from York City in the Summer of 2012 – and has been a vital part of their squad ever since.

Prior to his time with the Minstermen, he had enjoyed spells with Chesterfield and Shrewsbury Town, having graduated from the Derby County academy.

Speaking to, Millwall boss Neil Harris revealed his delight at sealing the signature of the twice-capped Australia international:

“He adds further quality to our left-hand side and arrives in form having enjoyed a brilliant season for Bradford. James has been putting in consistently good performances for some time, including against us, and I’m looking forward to working with him once pre-season training begins in the latter part of June.”