JERMAINE Anderson has signed a new one-year deal which will see him remain at the Bantams until at least the end of next season.

The 23-year-old becomes the second player this summer to agree a contract extension after fellow midfielder Danny Devine put pen to paper.

Anderson joined City during the January transfer window from Peterborough and is looking forward to his first full campaign in claret and amber.

He said: “It is great to be playing here again next season. I was eager to re-sign as soon as the opportunity came up.

“Gary (Bowyer) played a big part in my decision. We understand each other and he will bring the best out of me on the pitch.

“He showed a lot of faith in me last season, which I am very thankful for. It is up to me now to repay him.

“We want to turn Valley Parade into a fortress. With the support this club has, anything is possible.

“I cannot wait to get back out on the pitch and am really looking forward to having a strong pre-season.”

The former Arsenal youth player featured heavily in Bowyer’s squad towards the end of last season.

The City boss - who is also hopeful that midfielder Luca Colville will sign the new deal offered to him - is delighted to have Anderson on board again.

Bowyer said: "During my brief time here last season we saw signs of what he is capable of, with him scoring at Scunthorpe and putting in some good performances.

“I feel with a proper pre-season under his belt he will continue improving.”

He added: “I am really pleased Jermaine has decided to re-sign."