Bradford City skipper Gary Jones has been released by the club.

The 36-year-old midfielder, who captained the club to promotion last season via the play-off final at Wembley, will not be offered a new deal.

Manager Phil Parkinson told the club's official website: "I had a meeting with Gaz (on Friday) and I told him that he wasn't going to be offered a new contract.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Gaz for his enormous contribution to the club over the last two seasons.

"Two years ago, we went out in search of players who had the right mentality and character to get the club going again. Gary Jones typified absolutely everything we were looking for.

"He has been a superb role model for our younger players and he has put his heart and soul into the club every single day for the last two years.

"I cannot speak highly enough of him both as a person and as a football player.

"I wish him all the very best for the future, and I am sure the fans will be quick to do likewise.

"I am confident that there are still many more games left in Gary before he finally decides to hang up his boots."

Jones joined Bradford from Rochdale in June 2012 and made 100 appearances. He also captained the Bantams in last season's Capital One Cup final against Swansea at Wembley.