BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have revealed they would be keen to take back super striker Jake Beesley - if Salford decide to send him out on loan again.

The newly-promoted League Two club are thought to be keen to see how the youngster fares in the Football League.

Beesley impressed while on a season-long loan at Avenue during the recent campaign, finishing as second top-scorer in the Vanarama National League North with 21 goals.

The forward's mix of grit, guile and a penchant for finding the net helped Avenue to the play-offs before bowing out in the eliminator round.

Avenue CEO Damian Irvine said: "In credit to Jake, I think he'll find Salford have an opinion of him featuring in the league this year.

"They've got my number if that changes. We've made it very clear that we've made an offer to take Jake back absolutely.

"We're an ambitious club, but if his future is at that level, we're not going to be a club that stands in his way, obviously - we wish him all the best.

"Our job is to find the next one, and the next one, and the next one and reap the rewards of that as a club."

The Bradford side have built strong relationships with some of the best academies in the north of England over the past couple of years.

Irvine said loaning in the likes of Romany Crichlow-Noble from Huddersfield and Keane Lewis-Potter and Charlie Andrew from Hull was instrumental in freshening up the squad during the last campaign.

Avenue will be looking to go with a similar approach ahead of the new season, but following the appointment of former Bantam Garry Thompson, they'll have the bonus of a manager who has contacts right across the Football League.

Irvine added: "We fully intend to utilise the best we can of that loan market - probably all six potential loanees that you can have.

"We've done a lot of work in the close season in making sure we get the pick of the cream of those young players because not every young U23 player is suitable for our level.

"There is a core then of players that need to be added to the three who are already contracted.

"Garry mentioned the amount of games he's played in the EFL in the last five years.

"That's a wonderful player pool in terms of people he's worked with, against and been with."

Thompson himself admitted the cogs began whirring as soon as Irvine offered him the role.

He said: "I've played a lot of games - I've played with young professionals who've dropped out of the Football League, but have got experience of playing at that level, who I know would come in and do a really good job for this football club.

"I've touched bases with a few of them already.

"I'll be looking for players to come in and show me that they want to play football first and foremost, and they've got a desire.

"It might be a step back for some players, but I've done it myself.

"Sometimes you have to take backwards and sidewards steps to push you on to the next level."