Bristol City sign Jody Morris on one-year deal
Bristol City manager Derek McInnes has made former Chelsea star Jody Morris his first summer signing.
Recruited from Scottish Premier League club St Johnstone on a free transfer, the midfielder has signed a one-year deal for the Robins.
Now 33, Morris is vastly experienced and is also well known to McInnes, who worked with him at St Johnstone.
City's manager confirmed: "Jody is someone I know well and someone I trust. I know about his dedication to performing, not only on a matchday, but also in training throughout the week.
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"I feel it is important we bring in the right players and also the right types and Jody fits that bracket. He was a vital part of my team at St Johnstone and I'm looking forward to working with him again here at Bristol City.
"Jody has excellent experience as well as superb fitness levels and I know he is capable of performing well in the Championship on a regular basis."
A creative player, Morris can play in a central midfield two or even a three and will provide competition for Neil Kilkenny and Marvin Elliott.
He boasts a Premier League pedigree, having started his career at Chelsea, for whom he made 124 appearances, picking up European Cup Winners Cup and FA Cup winners' medals in the process.
The Londoner went on to play for Leeds United, Rotherham United and Millwall before being snapped up by McInnes at St Johnstone in 2008.
He made more than 100 appearances for the Saints and helped them win the Scottish First Division title in 2009. When McInnes left McDiarmid Park to take over at Bristol City last October, Morris stepped up to assist Saints caretaker boss Alec Cleland before reverting to his playing role when Steve Lomas was appointed.