Park Avenue defender Mark Ross has penned a new deal to stay at Horsfall Stadium for the 2018/19 season.

He made 40 appearances in the campaign just ended after joining in August last year following a spell with Stockport County.

Ross told the Avenue website: “I’m very happy to have signed on for another year, especially after the success of last season.

"It was one of the most enjoyable seasons I’ve had and that was helped by the lads in the dressing room, who are a top bunch and make playing better.

"As soon as the season finished, I think I speak for all the lads when I say we wanted to carry on and keep up the momentum. Everyone’s going to be eager to get back playing. I miss football already.

"I want to thank the gaffer (Mark Bower) for not only helping me regain my love of the game, but for the way he works with the squad and manages situations. It’s a great atmosphere to be in and amongst.”