BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have announced the signing of talented goalkeeper Dan Atkinson for the 2020/21 season.

The 24-year-old stopper began his development at the Leeds United Academy, where he made appearances for the England U16s and England U17s, before moving to Guiseley.

At Guiseley, Atkinson played under Avenue's current management duo of Mark Bower and Danny Boshell.

He made 18 appearances for Guiseley in the National League, challenging ex-Avenue goalkeeper Steven Drench for the number one jersey during his two seasons with the club.

Avenue have stated that they are looking forward to seeing Atkinson plying his trade down at the Horsfall next season and wish him well as he embarks on his career with the club,

Speaking to the Avenue website, Atkinson said: "I am really excited to be joining BPA and joining back up and playing under Mark and Danny.

"I really enjoyed my time playing under them and I am looking forward to the brand of football that they want to play here.

"I’ve got a real hunger to do well for the club and get BPA back up the table, hopefully keeping a clean sheet or two.

"I think everyone will be excited to get back to watching some football when this is all over, so let's hope we can give them something to cheer about when the new season starts."

A delighted Bower said: "I’m really pleased with the signing of Dan.

"He is a modern, young goalkeeper with bags of potential, but also good experience having played a number of games at National League level.

"Having worked with him in the past, I know Dan will compliment the team well with his goalkeeping qualities and confidence with the ball at his feet.

"He is another young, talented player and we hope to help fulfil his ambitions of becoming a full-time professional player."