Bantams Release Captain Jones

The 37 year old hasn't been offered a new contract

Bradford City have confirmed that Gary Jones will be leaving the football club once his current contract expires in the summer.

Jones, who turns 37 at the beginning of next month, will leave the Coral Windows Stadium after Bantams boss Phil Parkinson elected not to offer the City skipper a new deal with the club.

The Birkenhead-born midfielder will depart the Bantams having made exactly 100 appearances for City over the past two seasons, 93 of which came from the start.

In his 93 starts for the club, Jones was captain on each occasion.

Having signed for City from Rochdale in June 2012, Jones memorably captained Parkinson's men all the way through to the Capital One Cup Final and promotion into League 1 in his first season at the Coral Windows Stadium.

The all-action performer was also named as the club's Player of the Year for that season.

Jones finishes his career with Bantams have led them to an eleventh placed finish in their first season back in League 1, scoring six goals in the process.

Speaking about Jones and his successful time at City, Parkinson was quick to heap praise on his departing skipper.

He said: "I had a meeting with Gaz (Gary Jones) today (Friday) and I told him that he wasn't going to be offered a new contract.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gaz for his enormous contribution to the club over the last two seasons.”

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