LEWIS Knight has signed a one-year contract to remain at Bradford (Park Avenue) for the 2020/21 campaign.

The speedy winger will be entering his third year at Horsfall after already collecting 11 goals and 17 assists in his 71 appearances for the club.

The news comes in the light of manager Mark Bower and assistant Danny Boshell putting pen-to-paper on three-year deals last week.

Knight, who is a product of Leeds United's academy, signed for Bradford as an 19-year-old in 2018 after impressing Bower in a series of friendlies.

The club issued this statement: "After lengthy discussions between Lewis and his agent Andy Gray, the club are delighted to announce that the blisteringly quick forward has committed his immediate future to the Avenue.

"His powerful and exciting style has won many admirers over his two seasons with The Avenue and the club have had to fight hard to fend off interest from else where.

"Its obvious to see why he is so admired by the Avenue fans and envied by other clubs, his games to goal involvement ratio (goal or assist) is just under one every other game.

"In line with the clubs strategy of developing young talented players, who maybe haven’t had opportunities to this point in their development, this marks the first of many such exciting squad developments.

"Here at Bradford (Park Avenue) we are always on the look out for talented young footballers.

"If you have recently been released from a fulltime professional program and are looking for a place to prove yourself and have the opportunity to get back further up the footballing pyramid, please contact us to discuss the next exciting stage of your career – m.a.knight@hotmail.com"

Knight told Avenue's website: "I am very happy to be signing my new deal at BPA.

"Obviously with the current climate it’s hard to know what will happen next season and I’m delighted the club and I could get a deal done so early.

"With the club re-signing the gaffa and Bosh for an extra three years, it shows the clubs intent to do well next year and the years to come. The project looks very ambitious and I am excited to be a part of it.

"Also a big thank you to the fans for their loyal support throughout last year and I hope this next coming season we can repay them with some good performances and wins."

Boshell added: "Both myself and Mark are delighted that Lewis has decided to remain with us for the next season.

"The fact that he sees the club as the best place to further develop is a real positive, Mark and I hope we can help him fulfil his obvious potential into becoming a full time professional in the next couple of years, which we know is his aim.

"He’s a fantastic lad who’s got a great attitude and enthusiasm for the game which makes him a pleasure to coach and that’s exactly the sort of player we want at the club."