Stephen Darby Signs Three Year Deal
Bradford City Football Club have today confirmed that Stephen Darby has signed a new three year deal at the Coral Windows Stadium which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2016-17 season. The popular Liverpudlian, who swept the board at last month’s Player of the Year awards evening, has also been confirmed as the club’s new captain for the 2014/2015 season.
The right back captained City twice last season back in March for the games against Colchester United and Gillingham. Speaking about his deal and being given the captaincy, Darby, 25, said: “I’m delighted to have signed a new three-year deal at Bradford City and I can’t wait to help the club keep progressing forward. I’ve loved every minute at the club and all I wanted to do was sign here again.
This is a massive club with a great set of fans and there is no better place to be for me. It is a massive honour and such a privilege to be given the captain’s armband, especially when you look at some of the names of other Bradford City captains down the years.
Gary Jones is the best captain I have played with and I know he will always be there on the end of a phone for any advice. The captain’s role is always to lead by example. That’s what Gary did in the two years he was here, and that’s what I’ll aim to do as well.”
Bradford manager Phil Parkinson added, “Stephen had a terrific season last season and it was a real priority of ours this summer to get his signature on a new contract. Stephen is a tremendous professional on and off the pitch and I am very much looking forward to working with him again next season.