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Rory McArdle

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

01/05/1987

Height

185cm

Signed

21/06/2017

Country

England

Scunthorpe United signed Bradford City defender Rory McArdle on a free transfer in June 2017.

The 30-year-old centre-back has penned a three-year deal, which comes into effect from July 1st, to become our third new signing of the summer.

A full Northern Ireland international with seven caps to his name, McArdle began his career at Sheffield Wednesday. He spent three years there before moving permanently to Rochdale following two successful loan spells at Spotland. 

Three successful years followed before a 2010 move to Scottish Premier League side Aberdeen, where he spent two seasons. 

The summer of 2012 saw McArdle move to Bradford, where he performed consistently well and earned a reputation as one of the best defenders in League One. Overall, he has made over 450 career appearances and scored 26 goals.

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Career Stats

App. (Sub)

31 (2)

League

27

Cup Games

5

FA Cup

1

Goals

2

App. (Sub)

44

League

37

Cup Games

2

FA Cup

5

Goals

3

App. (Sub)

54 (1)

League

43

Cup Games

4

FA Cup

8

Goals

3

App. (Sub)

43

League

41

Cup Games

1

FA Cup

1

Goals

3