JORDAN Gibson is not settling for another bit-part role after penning a new two-year deal at City.

The exciting youngster has committed his future to Valley Parade until the summer of 2020 – and he now intends to make every minute count.

The 20-year-old showed flashes of talent in his first term at the club but found opportunities hard to come by.

After three eye-catching displays in the Checkatrade Trophy, he had to wait until the final game of the season at Scunthorpe to make his first league start.

Gibson is hungry to make up for that waiting time when the new head coach comes in.

He said: “I haven’t signed here to be on the fringes or do what I did last season, which was train day in, day out and not get many minutes.

“Last season was frustrating at times. You are in and around the first team and travelling with them but I was left out quite a bit on match days.

“It’s good to gain that experience, it’s a learning curve but hopefully I can play a bigger part this season and try and stay in the team.

“I don’t know who the head coach is yet but speaking to Edin (Rahic), he emphasised they want to bring youth through and get a head coach who will give young players a chance.

“Hopefully my performances in training will merit a place at the start of the season and I can go from there.

“These are exciting times for myself and the club and hopefully I can be a big part next year.”

Gibson is eager to get a full pre-season under his belt after arriving late on at the club last summer.

He made an instant impression in the friendlies against Eccleshill and Sunderland to win a one-year deal.

He added: “Obviously, we’re back at the end of June this time and hopefully I can get a good pre-season in this time, get my fitness up and be sharp and ready.

“It’s good to get the deal done so early and I can focus on getting myself fit for the coming season.

“It’s two years so I’ve got that extra security and I can go into next season with a bit of confidence.

“Last year, I knew I had to get straight in and around the first team and show my ability.

“With that extra year, there’s that bit of comfort. I don’t have to worry about the season after and can just focus on my football and doing well for the club.”

Gibson likes to play with a bit of swagger and his brief performances have already won over the Valley Parade fans.

“That’s my game,” he said. “I’m not too fazed about the crowds or opposition, I just try to do what I’m good at.”