LEWIS Knight has left Bradford (Park Avenue) for Notts County.

The striker, who impressively netted 11 goals in 15 games in Avenue's now extinct 2020-21 campaign, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with the National League outfit.

With Knight's contract about to expire in the summer, the T&A understand County has signed him on a minimal up-front fee with Avenue having interest in any future fee.

After completing his medical last Friday, he and both clubs agreed terms over the weekend.

Speaking to the club's website, Knight said: "I am absolutely made up to have got back into full-time football.

"A huge thank you must go to Mark (Bower), Danny (Boshell) and Ryan (Toulson) for believing in me and giving me the opportunity three years ago when I came back from America.

"I have really enjoyed my time at the club. It has been such a great dressing room, the lads have been amazing.

"Finally, I would like to say a big thank you to the incredible fans. I am only sad that I didn’t get to play in front of them live this year and to say goodbye in person."

The Leeds United academy product joined Horsfall in the summer of 2018, and had been progressing nicely ever since.

After playing a part in Bradford's 2018/19 playoff run, Knight was one of a small few to stay on in the following miserable season.

He made the second-most appearances (35) and top-scored from right wing, with six strikes, as his side finished bottom.

A positional change has brought out a new and improved Knight in these last six months.

The centre forward doubled his goal tally for the club, and his nine league strikes placed him second in the goalscoring charts.

In total, the 22-year-old made 89 appearances in the white and green shirt, bagging 22 goals for his efforts.

Bower added: "I am really pleased that Lewis will be able to progress his career as a professional footballer at a club as big as Notts County.

"Along with all the staff, we are immensely proud of the role Bradford (Park Avenue) have played in helping Lewis achieve this.

"Having worked with him for the majority of the last three years, it has been great to see his improvement and how hard he has worked to compliment his natural abilities.

"Whilst we are disappointed that we are losing Lewis, we are already working on bringing in more young players of Lewis’ type, with quality and hunger to be a success in the game.

"Lewis leaves with our best wishes and I’m sure all Avenue fans will be keeping an eye on his progress."

Knight becomes the latest young Avenue player to move up the leagues, following in the footsteps of Alex Hurst (Port Vale) and Jake Beasley (Rochdale).

Avenue's director of football and father to Lewis, Martin Knight said: "With Lewis’ incredible season and his contract running down in the summer, we are pleased to have realised some nominal value in the transfer fee and good future considerations.

"Lewis has shown the benefit of playing men’s football over the last three years and has, after much effort from himself and guidance from Mark and Danny, got himself a move back into full-time football.

"We wish him well and will monitor his progress with interest."