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O’DONNELL TO CAPTAIN BANTAMS

4 September 2020

Stuart McCall has appointed Richard O’Donnell as City’s club captain ahead of the 2020/21 season. 

The goalkeeper - who recently penned a two-year contract extension at the Utilita Energy Stadium - skippered the side on six occasions throughout the 2019/20 campaign. 

O’Donnell has made 83 appearances in claret and amber since signing from Northampton Town in 2018. 

The 31-year-old said: “I am immensely proud to be captaining such a great club for the season. 

“After wearing the armband several times before the curtailment, I was naturally hungry to keep hold of it and enjoy the honour. 

“Both myself and and my family have really bought into everything about the club, so it really does mean a lot. 

“I am looking forward to the responsibility of leading the lads again next season and hope we are able to push on and achieve something special.”

Bantams boss Stuart McCall added: “Richard is an experienced professional and a real club man who really does care a lot about Bradford City.

“Having worked with him for over seven months now, I have seen - first hand - the commitment, determination and leadership he shows every day. 

“Although it was a tough decision, given the amount of character in the squad, I have full confidence in Richard to guide us forward to on-field success as the club’s captain.”

O’Donnell is in line to wear the armband tomorrow during City’s season-opening trip to Bolton Wanderers in the first round of the Carabao Cup (3.00pm). 

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