A Steve Morison goal was enough to lift Millwall back into the Championship after the Lions roared to a 1-0 victory over Bradford City at Wembley in the League One Play-Off Final.
Now, according to a tweet from Radio Yorkshire (below), the Lions have returned to Bradford and clawed away rated Australian left-back James Meredith.
BREAKING – #BCAFC James Meredith signs for Millwall. How do you feel about that Bradford City fans?
— Radio Yorkshire (@Radio_Yorkshire) May 29, 2017
29-year-old Meredith signed for the Bantams at the opening of the 2012 summer transfer window, joining from York City. Albury-born Meredith came up through the Derby County youth system, leaving the Rams for Irish side Sligo Rovers on a free transfer at the start of July 2007.
Last season the two-cap Australian international made 41 appearances for Bradford City in Sky Bet League One, scoring two goals and providing one assist. In total the highly regarded defender has made 223 appearances for the Bantams across all competitions, scoring four goals and providing 11 assists.
Meredith has signed a two-year deal at the Den, his signing something that Lions boss Neil Harris thinks will add to promoted Millwall’s side for their Championship campaign.
Speaking to the club website, Harris said of the deal: “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.”
For his part, Meredith cannot wait to get stuck in with his new club saying: “I met Neil and he came across so well. He’s ambitious and has big plans both for the football club and for me as an individual, which is exactly what you want to hear and made Millwall the most attractive option for me.”