BRADFORD (Park Avenue) have announced that defender Matty Downing has committed to the club for another year.

Showing his versatility, Downing, who is a left-back by trade, played in numerous positions last season, and the club say they are delighted to have him back.

He becomes their eighth signing of the summer so far.

Avenue boss Mark Bower said: "Matty was very unfortunate not to play more last season, but we saw enough from him to want him back with us again next season.

"His attitude and fitness levels were exceptional throughout the season and he now has the opportunity to cement a place in the team."

A delighted Downing said: "I am buzzing to sign on at BPA for next season.

"I'm looking forward to getting back in and working with the management and the players.

"Hopefully we can have another successful year and I can kick on in the coming season.

"I want to get some more games under my belt and keep learning from the experienced players in the group."